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Psychopharmacology for Children and Adults

John Preston Psy.D

12.0 CE Hours Available

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
Streaming videos and audio downloads will be available immediately after checkout
Mailed CD and DVD formats include the printed handouts and CE test in an attractive portfolio

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Audio Download
Price$160.00
CD Audio w/ Audio Download
Price$175.00
Extra CE Test
Price$70.00

Description

Objectives

To help mental health professionals develop better skills related to:
  • Diagnosing psychiatric disorders
  • Knowing which disorders are considered to be responsive to medication
  • Improving abilities to collaborate with psychiatrists and primary care physicians
  • Evaluating the outcome of pharmacological treatments
  • Relapse prevention

Topics

Each class of psychiatric disorders is discussed in detail and includes the following:
  • Theories of biologic etiology
  • Diagnosis and target symptoms
  • Medication treatment
  • Presumed mechanisms of action
  • Pharmacologic effects and side effects
  • Treatment guidelines/algorithms
  • Relapse prevention
  • The interface between pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy

Introduction and Foundation

  • Biological Psychiatry: Basic assumptionsóAdvances in the neurosciences: technologies and treatmentsóNeuroanatomy in a nutshellóCellular physiology made simpleóEvolution, adaptation, and psychopathology; circadian biology and mood regulation
Basics of Pharmacology
  • Definitions
  • How metabolism can affect treatment outcomes
  • Side effects and side effect management
  • Role of the non-medical therapist in:
  • ReferralóPatient monitoringóCollaboration with primary care physicians and psychiatrists
  • Legal and ethical issues
Major Depression & Dysthymia

Bi-Polar Disorder & Depressive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)

Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, continued
  • Neurobiology Underlying the Fight or Flight Response
The Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Miscellaneous Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
Geriatric Psychopharmacology
  • Mood disorders in the elderly
  • Prevention and treatment of dementias
ADHD