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Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple (8th Edition)

Author: John Preston & James Johnson
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Course Created: 2019

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Clinical Psychopharmacology made ridiculously simple provides an overview of clinical psychopharmacology. 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

  • Describe depression diagnoses and the use of antidepressant medication in treatment.
  • Explain the diagnosis of a bipolar disorder and its treatment.
  • Differentiate anxiety diagnoses and medication treatments for anxiety disorders.
  • Describe the psychotic disorders diagnoses and the side-effects of antipsychotic medications.
  • Discuss the usefulness of psychotropic medications in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aggression, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Explain the use of over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements with respect to psychiatric disorders.

Course Syllabus

  • General Principles
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Illness
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Miscellaneous Disorders
  • Over-the-Counter Medications and Dietary Supplement
  • Non-Response and "Breakthrough Symptoms" Algorithms
  • Case Examples
  • Appendix A: History and Personal Data Questionnaire
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