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Refractory Mood And Psychosis

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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No book to buy Duration: 6 hours
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Course Summary

There have been significant advances in the treatment and management of mental illnesses. New, more effective psychiatric medications are available. In spite of these advances, many patients and their families struggle with the realization that although these treatments are helpful they are not able to return the patient to a fully functioning life; their conditions are resistant to treatment and they continue to suffer for months or years while hoping for an appropriate treatment that will help their condition. This course discusses those particular situations whereby patients are diagnosed with mood or psychotic disorders and, despite attempts at managing their condition, are resistant to treatment.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Impact Of Refractory Mental Illness
  3. Defining Refractory Mental Disorders
  4. Refractory Mental Illness Risk Factors
  5. The Assessment Process
  6. Treatment And Review Of Outcomes
  7. Polypharmacy And Drug-Drug Interactions
  8. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  9. Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD)
  10. Summary

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the impact of refractory mental illness
  • Explain refractory mental disorders
  • Discuss treatment resistance in mood disorders
  • Explain when ECT is considered
  • Discuss Psychiatric Advance Directives

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