This one-hour session led by Dr. Robert M. Julien offers an expert introduction to the medications most prescribed for persons with psychological disorders-antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medications. Discussions include not only the pharmacology of each drug, but also:
• variety of uses
• side effects and toxicities
• the uniqueness of each drug
• appropriate combinations of medications for difficult-to-treat clients.
In addition, Dr. Julien brings a unique historical perspective to these presentations, tracing the development of these drugs from the early days of psychopharmacology in the 1950's and 1960's to the exciting breakthroughs in the 21st century.