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AR14 Mental health awareness

Course summary

This course is a comprehensive introduction to current thinking on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with mental health problems.

Who should attend?

GPs
Nurse practitioners
Practice nurses
CPNs

Cost

Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA


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Aims / objectives

  • Study the nature and physiology of depression and schizophrenia
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of prescribing in mental health
  • Understand the treatments for depression and schizophrenia
  • Become familiar with national guidance and rating scales for various disorders
  • Appreciate the use of certain drugs over others and the evidence to support this
  • Grasp which side effects need managing and how
  • Gain an insight into psychological issues surrounding patient management

Course programme

  • Diagnosis and classification of depression
  • ICD & DSM approaches
  • Depression, hypomania & bipolar illness
  • Anxiety, panic and GAD
  • NICE guidance
  • Antidepressants - MAOI, TCA, SSRI & new molecules
  • Childhood depression & suicide
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis management
  • Neuropsychopharmacology of schizophrenia
  • Neurotransmitter pathways explained
  • Antipsychotics - typical & atypical agents
  • Metabolic side effects of atypical agents
  • Two workshops - case presentations in mental health and a quiz on prescribing in mental health

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TBA