Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102005
About the Course:
This course provides information regarding commonly used psychotropic medications. The course material discusses brand names, generic names, side effects, and benefits of these medications. The course material includes two short articles giving depth to the topic. The first article is “Brief Overview of Common Psychotropic Medications: A Practical Guide from a Clinical Viewpoint” by Paula Blank, MD, PhD. The second is “Introduction: Mental Health Medications” by the National Institute of Mental Health. The course will assist professionals in gaining greater knowledge of these medications.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Psychotropic Medications Common in Mental Health Practice created by Paula Bank, MD, PhD and National Institute of Mental Health in 2010.
Journal/Publisher:Paula Bank, MD, PhD; National Institute of Mental Health
Publication Date:2005; 2010
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This is a basic to intermediate course best suited for psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and other mental health professionals who need increased knowledge regarding commonly used psychotropic medications. This course is intended to increase knowledge and awareness of the use, side effects, and mechanisms of action for these medications.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Identify commonly used psychotropic medications in mental health practice.
- Understand the mechanism of actions for commonly used psychotropic medications.
- Explain the potential risks and benefits associated with psychotropic medications.
- Categorize the various classes of psychotropic medications.
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