2017-2018 Psychopharmacology Online Update

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Month 1
  • Lurasidone for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Depression
  • Bipolar Depression Pharmacotherapy Part 1
  • Bipolar Depression Pharmacotherapy Part 2: Use of Antidepressants

Month 2

  • Essential Drug-Drug Interactions in Psychiatric Practice: Antipsychotics and Mood Stabilizers
  • Use of Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide
  • Essential Drug-Drug Interactions in Psychiatric Practice: Antidepressants and Benzodiazepines

Month 3

  • Using Antidepressants in Pregnancy: Balancing Risks and Benefits
  • An Updated Synthesis of Bipolar Disorder Guidelines
  • Prescribing Anticonvulsants and SGAs During Pregnancy
Month 4
  • The Neurobiology of Addiction
  • How to Assess Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia ( Rajesh Tampi, MD - Case Western Reserve University)

Month 5

  • Practical Management of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (Rajesh Tampi, MD - Case Western Reserve University- )
  • PTSD Psychopharmacology (David Osser, MD - Harvard Medical School)
 Month 6
  • Opioid Use Disorder Part 1: Epidemiology Update and Diagnosis (Joji Suzuki, MD - Harvard Medical School)
  • Schizophrenia Psychopharmacology Part 1  (David Osser, MD - Harvard Medical School)

Month 7

  • Opioid Use Disorder Part 2: Pharmacotherapy (Joji Suzuki, MD - Harvard Medical School)
  • Schizophrenia Psychopharmacology Part 2  (David Osser, MD - Harvard Medical School)

Month 8

  • Cannabis Update for General Psychiatrists ( Dr. Paul Morrison, King's College, London)

Months 9- 12

  • Substance use disorders:
    • Cocaine use disorder
    • Prescription drug abuse
  • Anticonvulsants in psychiatry:
    • Lamotrigine
    • Pregabalin / Gabapentin
  • Antidepressants:
    • Vortioxetine
    • Levomilnacipran
  • Geriatric psychiatry
    • Psychopharmacology in the elderly
    • Update on the management of delirium
  • Psychopharmacology in the medically ill
  • Switching Antipsychotics

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  • Vilazodone
  • Mirtazapine
  • SSRIs:
    • Fluoxetine
    • Fluvoxamine
    • Paroxetine
    • Sertraline
    • Citalopram
    • Escitalopram
  • SNRIs
    • Venlafaxine vs Desvenlafaxine
    • Duloxetine
  • Bupropion
  • Tricyclic antidepressants

Adverse effects

  • Antidepressants and suicide risk
  • Antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction
  • Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome


  • Managing antidepressant side effects - Rajnish Mago, MD (Thomas Jefferson University) -

Sample segments

Vilazodone: prescribing information

Mirtazapine pharmacology

Mood stabilizers

Drug summaries

  • Lithium psychopharmacology
    •  Mechanism of action
    •  Clinical uses
    • Adverse effects
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Practical dosing
  • Valproate
    • Mechanism of action, indications
    • Adverse effects and prescribing information


  • Adverse effects of mood stabilizers - Joseph Goldberg, MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) -

Video excerpts

Lithium: Mechanism of Action

Lithium: Practical Prescribing

Clinical psychiatry

  • Neuropsychopharmacology of Sleep
  • Insomnia Assesment
  • Z Drugs
  • Drug Summmary: Doxepin for Insomnia
  • Drug Summmary: Ramelteon for Insomnia
  • Off-Label Use of Antidepressants for Insomnia
  • Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics for Insomnia
Adult ADHD
  • Diagnosis and clinical features
  • ADHD agents
    • Introduction, Mechanisms of Action
    • Summary of Formulations
  • ADHD Pharmacotherapy:
    • General Side Effects
    • Starting Treatment and Avoiding Side Effects
Bipolar Disorder
  • The Bipolar Disorder Concept: From Kraepelin to DSM-5
  • Screening for Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder in DSM-5: Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5
  • Part 1: Diagnosis and Clinical Features
  • Part 2: Pharmacotherapy
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Part 1: Diagnosis and Clinical Features
  • Part 2: Pharmacotherapy

Pharmacotherapy topics

  • How to Read Papers in Psychiatry: Interview with Dr. Erick Turner - Oregon Health & Science University

Video excerpts

OCD Pharmacotherapy: Practical Points

ADHD Pharmacotherapy

Amphetamine formulations

Starting treatment

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Audio interviews with clinicians and researchers:

  • Erick Turner, MD - Oregon Health & Science University -
  • Rajnish Mago, MD - Thomas Jefferson University -
  • Joseph Goldberg, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-

Video lectures are presented by:

  • Flavio Guzman, MD - University of Mendoza, Argentina -
  • Rajesh Tampi, MD - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine -
  • David Osser, MD - Harvard Medical School -


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