Co-occurring disorders are common in both mental health and substance use treatment settings. The use of psychotropic medication can be an important component of a treatment plan. Therapists with an understanding of psychopharmacology and its role in the treatment of mental health disorder will be better able to assist their clients in their path to recovery. This presentation will approach psychopharmacology from a disorder standpoint discussing classes of psychotropic agents, their uses, side effects, and aspects related to their use in individuals with.
- Describe the process for selecting a psychotropic agent.
- List the psychotropic agents used to treat major psychiatric diagnoses.
- List three important considerations when considering psychotropic medication to treat psychiatric symptoms in individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Behavioral health staff working in the drug and alcohol field.
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