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OPAD Outpatient Pharmacotherapy for Anxiety and Depression: Educational Sessions for Healthcare Providers

July 12th from 08:30 - 13:30

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Join our comprehensive Psychopharmacology Sessions on Friday, July 12th, 2024, from 08:30 to 13:30, designed to enhance the local provider community’s understanding and skills in managing anxiety and depression. Dive into a curriculum that covers a range of critical topics. This program includes a total of 10 Continuing Education (CE) hours, encompassing both direct instruction and self-reading components.

1. When to Prescribe Medications
• Understanding on-label indications
• Assessing the severity of symptoms for accurate medication initiation

2. How to Prescribe Psychotropics
•  Tailoring dosing and titration to patient age
•  Strategies to prevent side effects
•  Techniques to improve medication adherence

3. Managing Concurrent Substance Use
•  Approaches for patients using pain killers, cannabis, and alcohol

4. Discontinuing Psychiatric Medications
•  Methods to prevent relapse
•  Evaluating the evidence for long-term use
•  Strategies to avoid discontinuation and withdrawal syndromes

5. Assessment of Suicide Risk
•  In-depth training on the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

6. Advanced Treatment Strategies

  • Options for when approved medications are ineffective:
    • • Off-label use of medications
    • • Neuromodulation techniques
    • • Integration of clinical trials

7. Case Discussions
•  Bring your hard cases to find pharmacotherapy solutions.

These sessions are designed to empower healthcare professionals with the latest knowledge and practical skills necessary for the effective treatment of anxiety and depression. Enhance your expertise and contribute to better patient outcomes in your practice.