Psychopharmacology: Overview for Behavioral Health Professionals

Psychopharmacology: Overview for Behavioral Health Professionals 

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 precautions that apply to specific populations taking psychiatric medications, such as older adults and psychiatric medication use during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

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Hours: 2.50
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Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-PMOBHP
Hours: 2.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Summarize general principles of psychiatric medication use, such as how these medications work and what impacts their effects.
Describe the uses and major side effects of antipsychotic, mood stabilizer, antidepressant, and antianxiety medications.
Explain the special concerns related to use of psychiatric medications in older adults and during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: General Principles of Psychiatric Medication Use

Meet Janice

Why Do I Need to Know About Medications?

How Medications Work

Categories of Psychiatric Medications

Different People, Different Results

Factors Affecting Medication

FDA Approval and Off-Label Use

Questions to Ask

Review

Summary

Section 3: Antipsychotic Medications

Antipsychotic Medications

Dosages and Potency

Typical Antipsychotic Medications

Atypical Antipsychotic Medications

Atypical Antipsychotics: Risks and Benefits

Risks and Benefits of Clozapine

Other Side Effects of Antipsychotics

Extrapyramidal Symptoms

Response to Antipsychotic Medications

Length of Treatment

Stopping Medication

Withdrawal Symptoms

Multiple Medications

Review

Summary

Section 4: Mood Stabilizer Medications

Meet Sarah

Lithium

Lithium Maintenance Treatment

Lithium and Blood Tests

Side Effects of Lithium

Special Precautions for Lithium

Lithium Toxicity

Quick Check

Valproic Acid

Mood Stabilization with Atypical Antipsychotics

Additional Medications

Multiple Medications for Bipolar Disorder

Review

Summary

Section 5: Antidepressant Medications

The Many Faces of Depression

Antidepressants

Response to

Antidepressants

Antidepressant Dosages

Discontinuing Antidepressants

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)

Atypical Antidepressants

Quick Check

Side Effects of Antidepressants

Quick Check

Serotonin Syndrome

Antidepressants and Other Drugs

FDA Warnings and Antidepressants

Review

Summary

Section 6: Antianxiety Medications

Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepine Precautions

Withdrawal and Misuse

Antidepressants for Anxiety and Related Disorders

Quick Check

Other Medications for Anxiety

Review

Summary

Section 7: Medication Use in Specific Populations

Issues Affecting

Older Adults

Specific Medication Concerns for Older Adults

Medications During Pregnancy

Precautions During Pregnancy

Precautions After Delivery

Review

Summary

Section 8: Conclusion

Summary

Congratulations!

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA
Dr. Ramtekkar is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and distinguished fellow of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Dr. Ramtekkar has published several articles and book chapters on several topics in psychiatry including ADHD, autism, psychopharmacology, epidemiology, substance use, telepsychiatry and sleep disorders. He has also served as reviewer and editorial board member for several scientific journals. Disclosure: Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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The target audience for this course is: advanced level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; advanced level Professional Counselors; advanced level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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