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Course Overview

As someone who works in healthcare, you know that many of the people you see are likely to be taking one or more psychiatric medications. However, some healthcare professionals do not have a working knowledge of the types of medications used to treat various psychiatric disorders, nor are they aware of these medications’ potential side effects. In this course, you will learn about the major categories of medications used in the treatment of mental illness, including antipsychotics, antianxiety medications, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. You will also learn about the different medications’ indications for use and some of their most common side effects. You will find out about some of the precautions that apply to specific populations taking psychiatric medications, such as older adults and psychiatric medication use during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

About the Course Author

Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dr. Ramtekkar is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and distinguished fellow of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Dr. Ramtekkar has published several articles and book chapters on several topics in psychiatry including ADHD, autism, psychopharmacology, epidemiology, substance use, telepsychiatry and sleep disorders. He has also served as reviewer and editorial board member for several scientific journals. Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 2.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • American Psychological Association

    2.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    2.50HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 2.5 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    2.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    2.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    2.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    2.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    2.50HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-R This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    2.50HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.5 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    2.00HOURS


    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.

  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    2.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    2.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 (CEBroker Provider: 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    2.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    2.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    2.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    2.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    2.50HOURS


    Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.

    Content Area: C6
  • Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

    2.50HOURS

    Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    2.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    2.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. 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 for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 2.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    2.50HOURS


    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Psychologists will receive 2.5 hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    2.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    2.50HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.5 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    2.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    2.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    2.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    2.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    2.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    2.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Physicians will receive 2.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    2.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    2.50HOURS


    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 2.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    2.50HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 2.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    2.50HOURS


    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 2.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    2.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    2.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    2.50HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-PMOBHP
  • Hours:

    2.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-02-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the uses and major side effects of antipsychotic, mood stabilizer, antidepressant, and antianxiety medications.; Explain the special concerns related to use of psychiatric medications in older adults and during pregnancy and the postpartum period.; Summarize general principles of psychiatric medication use, such as how these medications work and what impacts their effects.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: General Principles of Psychiatric Medication Use
    Meet Janice
    Why Do I Need to Know About Medications?
    How Medications Work
    Categories of Psychiatric Medications
    Different People, Different Results
    Factors Affecting Medication
    FDA Approval and Off-Label Use
    Questions to Ask
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Antipsychotic Medications
    Antipsychotic Medications
    Dosages and Potency
    Typical Antipsychotic Medications
    Atypical Antipsychotic Medications
    Atypical Antipsychotics: Risks and Benefits
    Risks and Benefits of Clozapine
    Other Side Effects of Antipsychotics
    Extrapyramidal Symptoms
    Response to Antipsychotic Medications
    Length of Treatment
    Stopping Medication
    Withdrawal Symptoms
    Multiple Medications
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Mood Stabilizer Medications
    Meet Sarah
    Lithium
    Lithium Maintenance Treatment
    Lithium and Blood Tests
    Side Effects of Lithium
    Special Precautions for Lithium
    Lithium Toxicity
    Quick Check
    Valproic Acid
    Mood Stabilization with Atypical Antipsychotics
    Additional Medications
    Multiple Medications for Bipolar Disorder
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Antidepressant Medications
    The Many Faces of Depression
    Antidepressants
    Response to
    Antidepressants
    Antidepressant Dosages
    Discontinuing Antidepressants
    Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
    Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
    Tricyclic Antidepressants
    Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
    Atypical Antidepressants
    Quick Check
    Side Effects of Antidepressants
    Quick Check
    Serotonin Syndrome
    Antidepressants and Other Drugs
    FDA Warnings and Antidepressants
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Antianxiety Medications
    Benzodiazepines
    Benzodiazepine Precautions
    Withdrawal and Misuse
    Antidepressants for Anxiety and Related Disorders
    Quick Check
    Other Medications for Anxiety
    Review
    Summary
    Section 7: Medication Use in Specific Populations
    Issues Affecting
    Older Adults
    Specific Medication Concerns for Older Adults
    Medications During Pregnancy
    Precautions During Pregnancy
    Precautions After Delivery
    Review
    Summary
    Section 8: Conclusion
    Summary
    Congratulations!
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Advanced level Professional Counselors; Advanced level Social Workers; Entry level Psychologists; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.