Psychopharmacology of Antipsychotics
This course is designed to help the mental health provider working with psychotic patients. It explores the common symptom domains associated with schizophrenia and targets treatment beyond hallucinations and delusions. Through the liberal use of clinical vignettes, this course brings a very complicated condition into perspective. Students will learn about traditional and atypical antipsychotics and their side effect burdens. The psychobiosocial model is employed to explain the importance of utilising empirically supported psychotherapies as well as social interventions with this population, proving once again, that understanding each individual as a person rather than a set of symptoms is paramount regardless of the severity of the disease.