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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY UPDATE

Broadcast Date: March 14, 2007
Length: 2 Hours
Course Code: A014

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Presenters:

Tanya Fabian, PharmD, PhD
Directory of Pharmacy
Research and Pharmacy Services
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
 

 

 

Program Description:

This program will provide an update on commonly prescribed psychotropic medications for adults and children with mental illness. The program will review the indications, adverse drug reactions, important drug interactions, dosing and administration of these agents. In addition, counseling for individuals with mental illness and their families regarding medications will be discussed.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

1. Identify the various classes of psychopharmacologic agents presently being used
2. Monitor individuals with mental illness for the desired therapeutic outcome and for the potential occurrence of adverse effects from the drugs
3. Provide individuals with mental illness and their families with the appropriate information and counseling regarding these new medications
4. Develop an understanding of the economic implications associated with the use of these new drugs

Target Audience:

Clinical and research professionals, students, and trainees as well as interested family members and individuals with mental illness.

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