Psychiatry

Psychiatry Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, Emergency Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 63 (PSY63) Topics Include:  Effective treatments for ADHD, Reduce Risk for Suicide, Cognitive Decline Resulting from Aging, Differentiate Maladaptive from Mindful Ways of Coping, Rash from Lamotrigine, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
PSY63
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PSY63A, PSY63B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

ADHD Across the Lifespan

Choose stimulant medications for children with ADHD on the basis of evidence from comparative studies; Assess findings of key studies analyzing the efficacy of combined therapies for ADHD; Develop effective treatment plans for ADHD across the patient's lifespan; Counsel patients and family members about the benefits of different interventions to ensure adherence to therapy; Promote collaboration between family, school, and clinicians in caring for children with ADHD.

Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Disorders

Assess and manage depression and other psychiatric comorbidities in patients with Parkinson disease; Contrast cognitive issues in patients with Parkinson disease to those in patients with Alzheimer disease; Identify patients with epilepsy who may be at especially high risk for psychiatric illnesses; Discuss possible psychiatric manifestations of each phase of a seizure; Collaborate with neurologic clinicians to prevent and manage side effects of antiepileptic drugs in patients with psychiatric disorders.

Update on ADHD

Assess the findings of the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder with respect to substance use disorders; Identify regions of the brain involved in the pathogenesis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Prescribe appropriate therapy for a patient with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Weigh the risks and benefits of stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Evaluate evidence supporting warnings issued by the FDA for stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Head Injuries

Differentiate maladaptive from mindful ways of coping with stress; List effects of adverse childhood experiences and predictors of positive outcomes; Counsel parents about strategies to increase influence on their children; Improve psychiatric patient flow in the ED; Identify resources available to boarding patients in the ED.

Management of Depression and Common Comorbidities

Identify major psychiatric comorbidities that occur in patients with depression; Evaluate the efficacy of pharmacologic therapies for the management of patients with depression and comorbid psychiatric disorders; Assess the relationships between depression and cooccurring disorders to determine the optimal treatment approach; Design adequate treatment regimens for patients with depression and comorbid disorders; Counsel patients about the benefits and risks of benzodiazepines in the treatment of comorbid depression and anxiety.

Stimulants in Psychiatry/Legal Ramifications of Suicide

Identify patients with mental health disorders who may benefit from primary or adjunctive stimulant therapy; Select optimal stimulant agents for patients with ADHD and psychiatric comorbidities; Counsel patients about potential adverse effects of stimulant agents; Recognize potential for suicidal ideation in patients with mental illnesses; Implement strategies to reduce the risk for suicide in patients with psychiatric illness.

Update on Bipolar Disorder

Choose the most effective drug for a patient with mixed mania; Identify patients with bipolar disorder who may be poor candidates for lithium; Guide the primary care clinician who is concerned about the emergence of mania in a patient taking an antidepressant drug; Select appropriate drugs for maintenance in patients with bipolar disorder; Treat patients who develop a rash while taking lamotrigine.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

An Overview of Sexual Dysfunction

Distinguish sexual dysfunction from sexual identity issues; Identify and address underlying issues involved in the pathogenesis of sexual dysfunction; Determine whether medical workup is indicated in a man with erectile dysfunction; Plan optimal interventions for patients with erectile dysfunction or female sexual interest/arousal disorder; Counsel patients about the benefits and disadvantages of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor drugs in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Legal Issues in Clinical Practice

List key legal issues that may arise during the assessment, diagnostic, and treatment phases of psychiatric care; Explain the main implication of the Tarasoff v Regents of the University of California decision; Teach clinic staff caring for psychiatric patients to follow practices and policies designed to improve care and avoid legal problems; Adhere to the legal expectations and standards that exist for treating patients who may endanger themselves or others; Assess psychiatric patients for their capacity to participate in work or jury duty.

QUALIFIES FOR ETHICS and RISK MGMT/PATIENT SAFETY/MEDICAL ERRORS

Evaluation and Diagnosis of Dementia

Distinguish among normal cognitive decline resulting from aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia; Evaluate levels of cognitive and functional decline in patients with dementia; Assess and manage behavioral symptoms in patients with dementia related to neurodegenerative disease; Use factors such as the development of motor deficits and the speed of progression to differentiate among possible causes of dementia; Choose appropriate imaging techniques to aid in the diagnosis of dementia.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

ADHD Across the Lifespan

Choose stimulant medications for children with ADHD on the basis of evidence from comparative studies; Assess findings of key studies analyzing the efficacy of combined therapies for ADHD; Develop effective treatment plans for ADHD across the patient's lifespan; Counsel patients and family members about the benefits of different interventions to ensure adherence to therapy; Promote collaboration between family, school, and clinicians in caring for children with ADHD.

Management of Depression and Common Comorbidities

Identify major psychiatric comorbidities that occur in patients with depression; Evaluate the efficacy of pharmacologic therapies for the management of patients with depression and comorbid psychiatric disorders; Assess the relationships between depression and cooccurring disorders to determine the optimal treatment approach; Design adequate treatment regimens for patients with depression and comorbid disorders; Counsel patients about the benefits and risks of benzodiazepines in the treatment of comorbid depression and anxiety.

Stimulants in Psychiatry/Legal Ramifications of Suicide

Identify patients with mental health disorders who may benefit from primary or adjunctive stimulant therapy; Select optimal stimulant agents for patients with ADHD and psychiatric comorbidities; Counsel patients about potential adverse effects of stimulant agents; Recognize potential for suicidal ideation in patients with mental illnesses; Implement strategies to reduce the risk for suicide in patients with psychiatric illness.

An Overview of Sexual Dysfunction

Distinguish sexual dysfunction from sexual identity issues; Identify and address underlying issues involved in the pathogenesis of sexual dysfunction; Determine whether medical workup is indicated in a man with erectile dysfunction; Plan optimal interventions for patients with erectile dysfunction or female sexual interest/arousal disorder; Counsel patients about the benefits and disadvantages of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor drugs in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Evaluation and Diagnosis of Dementia

Distinguish among normal cognitive decline resulting from aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia; Evaluate levels of cognitive and functional decline in patients with dementia; Assess and manage behavioral symptoms in patients with dementia related to neurodegenerative disease; Use factors such as the development of motor deficits and the speed of progression to differentiate among possible causes of dementia; Choose appropriate imaging techniques to aid in the diagnosis of dementia.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Disorders

Assess and manage depression and other psychiatric comorbidities in patients with Parkinson disease; Contrast cognitive issues in patients with Parkinson disease to those in patients with Alzheimer disease; Identify patients with epilepsy who may be at especially high risk for psychiatric illnesses; Discuss possible psychiatric manifestations of each phase of a seizure; Collaborate with neurologic clinicians to prevent and manage side effects of antiepileptic drugs in patients with psychiatric disorders.

Update on ADHD

Assess the findings of the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder with respect to substance use disorders; Identify regions of the brain involved in the pathogenesis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Prescribe appropriate therapy for a patient with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Weigh the risks and benefits of stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Evaluate evidence supporting warnings issued by the FDA for stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Head Injuries

Differentiate maladaptive from mindful ways of coping with stress; List effects of adverse childhood experiences and predictors of positive outcomes; Counsel parents about strategies to increase influence on their children; Improve psychiatric patient flow in the ED; Identify resources available to boarding patients in the ED.

Update on Bipolar Disorder

Choose the most effective drug for a patient with mixed mania; Identify patients with bipolar disorder who may be poor candidates for lithium; Guide the primary care clinician who is concerned about the emergence of mania in a patient taking an antidepressant drug; Select appropriate drugs for maintenance in patients with bipolar disorder; Treat patients who develop a rash while taking lamotrigine.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Legal Issues in Clinical Practice

List key legal issues that may arise during the assessment, diagnostic, and treatment phases of psychiatric care; Explain the main implication of the Tarasoff v Regents of the University of California decision; Teach clinic staff caring for psychiatric patients to follow practices and policies designed to improve care and avoid legal problems; Adhere to the legal expectations and standards that exist for treating patients who may endanger themselves or others; Assess psychiatric patients for their capacity to participate in work or jury duty.

QUALIFIES FOR ETHICS and RISK MGMT/PATIENT SAFETY/MEDICAL ERRORS

Additional Information

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Other courses of interest may include:  PsychologyPediatricsEmergency MedicineInternal MedicineObesityWomen's HealthMen's Health and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Psychiatry CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Psychiatry plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.

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