$50.00

Course Description

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 25% of the United States population suffers from mental illness. This means 1 in 4 people could present to your office who are taking a prescription medication for treatment. This course will define common mental challenges such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia, and offer best practice management techniques to effectively work with these patients. The prescriptions drug classes used in the management of mental illness and their role in treatment modalities will be discussed. Those with mental illness are at a higher risk to use and abuse alcohol and illicit drugs as a form of self-medicating and coping. A review of illicit drugs and alcohol will increase your awareness of the systemic and oral side effects so proper interventions can be treatment planned.

 

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Course Description

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 25% of the United States population suffers from mental illness. This means 1 in 4 people could present to your office who are taking a prescription medication for treatment. This course will define common mental challenges such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia, and offer best practice management techniques to effectively work with these patients. The prescriptions drug classes used in the management of mental illness and their role in treatment modalities will be discussed. Those with mental illness are at a higher risk to use and abuse alcohol and illicit drugs as a form of self-medicating and coping. A review of illicit drugs and alcohol will increase your awareness of the systemic and oral side effects so proper interventions can be treatment planned.