N. Bradley Keele - Decoding Psychopharmacology
THE “NUTS AND BOLTS” OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
- Preclinical and clinical trials
- FDA approved and off-label use
HOW THE NERVOUS SYSTEM WORKS
- Neurons: building blocks of brain and behavior
- Neurotransmission: transmitters and receptors
SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS, ANXIOLYTIC, AND ANTICONVULSANT MEDICATIONS
- Benzodiazepines and barbiturates
- New research findings in behavioral methods that permanently extinguish fear
- Tricyclics and SSRIs
- SNRIs and new generation Antidepressants
- Depression is not a “chemical imbalance”: The neurogenic hypothesis
- New research on the short-term Antidepressant effect of ketamine (aka “Special K”)
- When should Antidepressants be continued indefinitely?
- Can quality of life improve in treatment-resistant OCD?
- Lithium carbonate
- Anticonvulsants as mood stabilizers
- Should Bipolar illness be classified as a thought disorder?
- Atypical antipsychotics
- Everything we think we know about schizophrenia is wrong
- The physiology and pharmacology of pain
- Non-opiate treatment of pain
- Opiates and the crisis of dependence
ETHICS AND SPECIAL POPULATIONS
- Drugs and society
- Is the DSM-5® hindering the hunt for new medications?
- Should children and adolescents be prescribed antidepressants?
- Elderly clients
- Schizophrenia, Bipolar, or Schizoaffective? Does treatment depend on diagnosis?
- Childhood depression
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Your Complete Guide to the Uses and Side Effects of Psychoactive Medications
Psychoactive medications are an indispensable part of treating many mental health problems. Patients are often prescribed several medications from different physicians. Do you feel like you should know more about how these medications work and why they are prescribed? Knowledge about the major psychoactive drug classes will help you answer clients’ questions with greater confidence, accuracy, and effectiveness, thereby improving your delivery of patient services.
This recording gives you the tools needed to more effectively communicate with your patients and prescribers about how these medications work, their benefits, and the side effects and dangerous reactions associated with them. Learn from an expert, N. Bradley Keele, PhD, who has over 20 years of psychopharmacology research experience and teaches clinical neuroscience and psychopharmacology at Baylor University.