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- DVD Video - 4+ hours Instructions
- Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- N. BRADLEY KEELE, PH.D.
- PESI Inc.
- 4/17/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
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- Evaluate the clinical uses of the major psychotropic medication classes, including their efficacy and common side effects.
- Integrate effective methods to collaborate with patients and prescribers on issues surrounding compliance with medication treatments.
- Categorize the potential benefits and risks of using psychotropic medication to treat a wide array of conditions.
- Analyze adverse effects and drug reactions of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications and when to alert the prescriber about them.
- Investigate current controversies in psychopharmacology, including the use of medications to treat certain conditions in children and adolescents.
- Practice selecting the correct medication regiment for patients based on the various treatment algorithms.
Precision Medicine in Psychiatry
”Nuts and Bolts” of Psychopharmacology
- Evidence-based precision medicine and why we need it
- Biomarkers and endophenotypes in classifying and understanding mental illness
- The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework
- The future of psychopharmacology
- Administration, distribution, elimination mechanisms
- Receptor affinity, drug potency, & efficacy
Anxiolytics and Other Medications to Treat Anxiety & PTSD
- Prefrontal cortex and the control of subcortical circuits
- Positive & negative valence emotional systems
- The hypothalamus and control of stress hormones
- Neurotransmission: targets of psychoactive substances
- Synthesis, release, receptors, & inactivation
- Transmitter systems implicated in anxiety
- Medications used to treat anxiety
- Benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines
- Pros and cons of using benzodiazepines
- Discontinuing long-term benzodiazepine use
- Medical marijuana and anxiety
- Special populations – children/adolescents, pregnancy
The Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder
- The biological basis of major depressive disorder
- The neurotropic hypothesis
- The major classes of antidepressant medications
- Mechanisms of action & side effects
- The 5 newest antidepressants
- Emerging pharmacotherapies – ketamine and other psychedelics
- Medical marijuana and major depressive disorder
- How to choose an antidepressant, augmentation strategies
- The use of antidepressants in children and adolescents: a cost-benefit analysis
- Antidepressants during pregnancy
- The pathophysiology of schizophrenia
- What makes an atypical antipsychotic “atypical”?
- Mechanism of action of atypical antipsychotics
- Therapeutic effects and side effects
- The use of atypical antipsychotics to manage schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
- Special populations – children/adolescents, pregnancy
N. BRADLEY KEELE, PH.D.
N. Bradley (Brad) Keele, Ph.D., is an Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Baylor University. He has more than 20 years of experience teaching psychopharmacology to both graduate and undergraduate students. Prior to coming to Baylor in 1998, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Brad is an expert on the neurobiology of complex emotional behaviors such as fear and anxiety disorders and depression. His research lab, with support from the NIH, examines pharmacological and physiological mechanisms involved in emotional behavior and psychopathology. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed, primary research papers and book chapters, and has made presentations at several dozen national scientific meetings. Brad earned his B.S. degree in psychology from Baylor, and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Brad is a dynamic and energetic speaker who weaves together empirical findings with everyday examples. His audience (especially his students) appreciates his natural ability to present psychopharmacology in a friendly and practical manner. Brad is passionate about providing behavioral health care providers with practical information that is easy to understand, improving the lives of people living with mental health problems.
Financial: N. Bradley Keele is an associate professor at Baylor University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: N. Bradley Keele has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
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