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Non-UAPRN Conference Announcement- Psychopharmacology: Moods, Medication and Mental Health

Posted about 6 years ago by Charlotte Swint

2 dates in Atlanta area March 5 or March 6

$79.99 for 6 credits

Go to www.pesi.com to register (there are several events this company is sponsoring in the Atlanta area so if you are interested in this topic the codes are 10969tkr for Tucker and 10969 mta for Marietta).

Psychopharmacology:

Moods, Medication & Mental Health

Understanding psychotropic medications is important for all healthcare practitioners. Many primary care prescribers of psychotropic medications are limited to as little as 15 minutes in order to diagnose client mental health disorders and select appropriate psychiatric medications. This has significant implications for mental health practitioners who treat these clients and for other healthcare professionals that may be involved directly in medication changes and adjustments.

All health care providers who deal with depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders will encounter treatment concerns due to psychotropic medications including the following:

• Inappropriate selection for the presenting mental health disorder

• Inadequate doses of medication

• Drug interactions

• Unpleasant and unexpected side effects