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Psychotropic Medications Common in Mental Health Practice

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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, 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

Paula Bank, MD, PhD

Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

National Institute of Mental Health

U. S. Department of Health & Human Service/National Institute of Health

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify commonly used psychotropic medications in mental health practice.

  2. Understand the mechanism of actions for commonly used psychotropic medications.

  3. Explain the potential risks and benefits associated with psychotropic medications.

  4. Categorize the various classes of psychotropic medications.

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Introduction: Mental Health Medications

Use this material to answer questions #8 through #15

Brief Overview of Common Psychotropic Medications: A Practical Guide from a Clinical Viewpoint

Use this material to answer questions #1 through #7

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Course Retired
Course Number 102005
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.40 out of 5
975 members have taken this course