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Psychopharmacology: A Review of the Classifications of Pharmacotherapeutic Agents

Author: Kellie Wilson, PharmD

CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Psychopharmacology is an intensive area of healthcare that requires ongoing scientific research and study by medical and nursing health clinicians. It has evolved as an interdisciplinary area of psychiatry based on the medical study of the brain and nervous system. Drug treatment of mental health disorders are continuously evolving as a result of the pharmacy industry focus on new drug research to improve effective treatment. Professional and health regulatory organizational mandates to develop treatment guidelines and to address ethical dilemmas related to drug therapy of mental disorders require that health clinicians conform to legal requirements and medical algorithms of treatment.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.       Introduction
II.       Antipsychotics
1.        Risperidone
2.        Quetiapine
3.        Haloperidol
4.        Clozapine
III.       Antidepressants
1.        Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
2.        Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
3.        Noradrenergic and Specific Serotonergic Antidepressants
4.        Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
5.        Serotonin Antagonist Reuptake Inhibitors
6.        Norepinephrine Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors
7.        Selective Serotonin Reuptake Enhancers
8.        Norepinephrine Dopamine Disinhibitors
9.        Tricyclic Antidepressants
10.    Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
IV.       Anxiolytics
1.        Benzodiazepines
2.        Beta-blockers and Antiemetics
V.       Mood Stabilizers
VI.       Stimulants
VII.      Tranquilizers
1.        Barbiturates
VIII.     Herbal and Over-the-Counter Drugs
IX.       Case Study: Antipsychotic Comparisons
X.       Clozapine: Case Example
XI.       Summary

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