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Training Title:
Psychiatric Medications in Behavioral Healthcare: Module 2

Clock Hours: 1

Objectives:
After completing this course, participants should be able to: • Identify at least five medications used to treat mood and thought disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. • Recognize the therapeutic effects and the side effects associated with medications in each category. • Identify at least five medications for treating mood and thought disorders, and describe the benefits of those medications. • Recognize the difference between first and second generation antidepressants and the benefits and deficits of each. • Recognize the potentially life-threatening side effects of Lithium and Lithium-like medications. • Describe the “off-label” use of antidepressants to treat anxiety symptoms.

Description:
This course presents an overview of psychiatric medications used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. These medications are also referred to as psychotropic medications. We will cover categories of medication, therapeutic effects, side effects, precautions, and some of the issues associated with adherence to medication treatment. Module 1 focuses on medications for mood and thought disorders, such as major depression, dysthymic disorder, situational depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Keywords: Psychiatric medication, medicine, drugs, major depression, dysthymic disorder, situational depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, antianxiety, antidepressant, mood stabilizer

Approval Bodies

  • Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • CAADE - California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Psychology
  • Florida Dept. of Health (Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family, Mental Health Counseling)
  • NAADAC, National Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Ohio Board of Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board 2022
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board 2022
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board
  • Professional Development

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