Refractory Mood And Psychosis
Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2016
Practice Level: Advanced
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Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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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.
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- 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
- Impact Of Refractory Mental Illness
- Defining Refractory Mental Disorders
- Refractory Mental Illness Risk Factors
- The Assessment Process
- Treatment And Review Of Outcomes
- Polypharmacy And Drug-Drug Interactions
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
- Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD)
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