Psychopharmacology Controversies in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

 

This course discusses the widespread use of antipsychotic drugs to manage unwanted behaviors (rather than for psychotic disorders) in people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and the controversial issues surrounding this practice. In the first part of this video presentation, Ann Desnoyers Hurley presents data from a range of national and international studies documenting the prevalence of using psychopharmaceutical drugs to manage behavior in people with IDD, arguing that there is little proof that they are effective in doing so. In the second part of the conference session, Dr. Andrew Levitas explores the history of antipsychotic drugs, explains how they work, and shows us the neurological mechanisms and triggers that cause them to produce a wide variety of side effects. This course provides information about the MEDS scale for monitoring the side effects of antipsychotic drugs in a population with intellectual disabilities, and presents a model for tapering individuals off antipsychotic drugs.

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Hours: 1.50
REL-DD-NADD-CONF3

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-DD-NADD-CONF3
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Name the most common reasons that antipsychotic drugs are prescribed for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Describe the MEDS side effects scale and why it is important to use with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Identify 3 side effects caused by blocking the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain.
Make a list of the benefits versus the risks involved in a person taking antipsychotic drugs.

Outline:
1. Psychopharmacology Controversies in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities A. Major Issues B. Antipsychotic Medication USA C. Psychopharmacology D. Efficacy Studies – ID E. Tyrer et al. Lancet 2008 F. Placebo Effect G. Efficacy & Cost Analysis Romeo et al. 2009 H. Side Effects I. Antipsychotic Monitoring Standards J. Psychopharmacology UK Leicester K. Antipsychotic Prescribing in the UK L. Matson Evaluation of Drug Side Effects (MEDS) M. START Medication Side N. Rogers vs. Okin 1975 2. Antipsychotics A. Antipsychotic Medications 1 B. Indications for Antipsychotics C. Dopaminergic System: Response to Antipsychotics D. Withdrawal/Tardive Dyskinesia Monitoring E. Second Generation Antipsychotics F. SGA Monitoring (APA,AMA, ADA) G. EKG Monitoring H. Antipsychotic Bioequivalency I. CATIE Studies J. Non-indications for Antipsychotics K. Tapering Antipsychotics: A Suggestion L. Anticholinergic Withdrawal 3. Audience Response

Instructor: Anne Desnoyers Hurley, Ph.D.
Dr. Hurley joined the Institute in 2009 and currently serves as the Director of Training at the Center for START Services, a team of national experts in the field of mental health and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Dr. Hurley started her career as a psychologist training in neuropsychology and behavioral therapies for people who had schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and depression. During her internship, she began a specialization in the mental health problems of people with intellectual disability that became the focus of her career. In 1995, she joined the consulting team at the START Center in Massachusetts. Since that time, she has been working to integrate systems support models with behavioral and therapeutic services. Dr. Hurley has published over 100 articles and book chapters on these topics, presented numerous seminars and training programs in the US and Canada, and is on the Editorial Board of several journals. Current projects include: a contract to provide trainings and evaluate service needs of individuals in New Hampshire; a Health Foundation grant for children and adolescents in Butler County, Ohio to provide training to community providers; and a multi-state grant to provide national training to START Teams and their partners. Disclosure: Anne Desnoyers Hurley, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Nurses; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; intermediate and advanced level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities; and the following practice categories: General Nursing.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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