Medicines for the Mind: An Overview of Psychopharmacology (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)

In this talk, participants will receive an overview of the various medications that can be used to treat mental distress. The speaker will review the history of psychopharmacology, beginning with the use of anxiety medications, then hypnotics. A history of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics will follow, and the speaker will end with a brief discussion of stimulants. 

Learning Objectives

  • Become skilled with prescribing benzodiazepines and hypnotics
  • Discuss different types of antidepressants
  • Recognize when and how to use a mood stabilizer
  • Discuss antipsychotic and stimulant medications 

Additional Information

Partner: 
Pri-Med
State Relevance: 
Montana
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
11/01/2019
Course expires: 
11/01/2021
Rating: 
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Shirah Vollmer, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosures

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty: 

Shirah Vollmer, MD 

No financial relationships to disclose. 

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

pmiCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Topics

Pharmacotherapy