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Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Made Simple (3rd edition)

Author: John Preston, PsyD, John H. O'Neal, MDl & Mary C. Talaga, RPh, PhD

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Made Simple provides an overview of clinical psychopharmacology for children and adolescents. The course provides information on diagnostics, differential diagnosis, and medication strategies.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the prevalent rates of depression for teenagers.
  • Describe which medication is considered the first line treatment for bipolar disorder.
  • Explain how many children with ADHD will experience co-occurring depression.
  • Identify the OTC product known for producing significant drug-drug interactions.

Course Syllabus

  • Issues in Psychopharmacological Treatment of Children and Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Miscellaneous Disorders
  • Over-the-Counter Medications

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