Overview of Psychopharmacology

Overview of Psychopharmacology 

As someone who works in healthcare, you know that many of the people you see are likely to be taking one or more psychiatric medications. However, some healthcare professionals do not have a working knowledge of the types of medications used to treat various psychiatric disorders, nor are they aware of these medications’ potential side effects. In this course, you will learn about the major categories of medications used in the treatment of mental illness, including antipsychotics, antianxiety medications, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. You will also learn about the different medications’ indications for use and some of their most common side effects. You will find out about some of the special precautions that apply to special populations taking psychiatric medications, such as the elderly, children, as well as pregnant and nursing women. After going through this course and reviewing the detailed case examples within it, you will be better prepared to work with individuals taking psychiatric medications. This course is appropriate for all types of healthcare professionals, including physicians in a primary care practice. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-0-OPSY

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New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

American Psychological Association

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

2.0 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.5 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Florida Board of Medicine

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Connecticut Certification Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Physician Assistants

1.5 HOURS


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours. Content Area: C6, R1

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-S
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.50 CEH's

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.50 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

1.5 HOURS


Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II, GCE
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

1.5 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 1.50 CMC contact hours

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.5 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.50 CEHs.

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.5 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-OPSY
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe the major categories of medications used to treat mental illness and their side effects.
Discuss some of the most common medications in each major category, their indications, as well as usage and efficacies in the treatment of mental illness.
Explain the special concerns related to use of psychotherapeutic medications in older adults and pregnant and nursing women.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Psychiatric Medications A. Meet Janice B. How Medications Work C. Categories of Psychiatric Medications D. Different People, Different Results E. Factors Affecting Medication F. FDA Approval and Off-Label Use G. Questions to Ask H. Section Summary Section 3: Antipsychotic Medications A. Psychotic Disorders B. Case Study: Bruno C. Medications for Psychotic Disorders D. Antipsychotic Medications E. Conventional Antipsychotic Medications F. Atypical Antipsychotic Medications G. Side Effects of Clozapine H. Other Atypical Antipsychotics I. Dosages of Antipsychotics J. Side Effects of Antipsychotics K. Extrapyramidal Symptoms L. Medication Used to Treat EPS M. Response to Antipsychotic Medications N. Length of Treatment O. Stopping Medication P. Withdrawal Symptoms Q. Multiple Medications R. Section Summary Section 4: Mood Stabilizer Medications A. Bipolar Disorder B. Bipolar I and Bipolar II C. The Depressive Cycle D. Case Study: Sarah E. Lithium F. Lithium Maintenance Treatment G. Lithium and Blood Tests H. Side Effects of Lithium I. Lithium and Thyroid Function J. Special Precautions for Lithium K. Lithium Toxicity L. Review M. Valproic Acid N. New Mood Stabilizers O. Additional Medications P. Multiple Medications for Bipolar Disorder Q. Jenny’s Confusion R. Section Summary Section 5: Antidepressant Medications A. Meet Amy B. Signs of Depression C. The Many Faces of Depression D. Antidepressants E. Antidepressants’ Full Effects? F. Antidepressant Dosages G. Tricyclic Antidepressants H. MAOI Antidepressants I. Interactions with MAOIs J. SSRI Antidepressants K. Other Types of Antidepressants L. Review M. Side Effects of Antidepressants N. Side Effects of Newer Antidepressants O. Serotonin Syndrome P. Side Effects Specific to MAOIs Q. Antidepressants and Other Drugs R. Withdrawal from Antidepressants S. FDA Warnings and Antidepressants T. Carmine’s Diet U. Section Summary Section 6: Antianxiety Medications A. Anxiety B. Antidepressants for Anxiety and Related Disorders C. Review D. Benzodiazepines E. Benzodiazepine Precautions F. Withdrawal and Misuse G. Other Medications for Anxiety H. After-Work Beer for Luiz I. Section Summary Section 7: Medication Use in Special Populations A. Special Populations B. Older Adults C. Alzheimer’s Disease D. Medications for Alzheimer’s Disease E. Antipsychotic Medications and Dementia F. Let’s Review G. Women in Their Childbearing Years H. Medications After Childbirth I. Birth Control with Other Medications J. Section Summary Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributor D. References

Instructor: David Patzer, MD
David Patzer, M.D. has been practicing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry for nearly 20 years. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a medical degree from Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He completed residency training in General Adult Psychiatry at Yale University and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the Yale University Child Study Center. Dr. Patzer served as Assistant Professor at Yale and subsequently at the University of Arizona in Tucson teaching child psychiatry. He also attended the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Patzer is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction medicine, as well as licensed for practice in both Tennessee and Arizona. He has served in numerous director-level positions for child and adolescent psychiatry. He has also published numerous articles on developmental disorders and substance use disorders. Dr. Patzer currently serves as the Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Supervisor for Mental Health Cooperative in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the Medical Director for the Middle Tennessee Bradford Health Services (Addiction Treatment) in Nashville, Franklin, and Clarksville, Tennessee. Disclosure: David Patzer, MD 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 Social Workers; entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Nurses; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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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.
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