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Title Psychotropic medications
Published Classroom Productions, 2014
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (119 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Describing the range of behaviors and symptoms that should be taken into consideration when assessing for mental illnesses, this program explains the need for multiple indicators and persistence of indicative behaviors. It discusses issues that should be discussed at the initiation of intervention, discusses the main classifications of psychotropic medications and their actions and side effects, and considers non-pharmaceutical treatments. Discussing theories on the causes of schizophrenia and examining signs and symptoms of the disease, this program differentiates between schizophrenia and schizoactive disorders, explores issues of assessment, differentiates between first- and second-generation medications for treating schizophrenia, and looks at motor side effects of schizophrenia medications. This program looks at the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder and differentiates between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2. It considers the types of medications used to treat bipolar disorder, discussing their mechnisms of action and side effects, and discusses what laboratory tests should be done to assess those side effects. It also explains how to minimize sied effects. Looking at the signs and symptoms of depression and its potential pathophysiology, examines when to use the different classes of antidepressant medications: tricyclics, MAOIs, SSRIs, and multipe-mechanism antidepressants. It also considers their mechanisms of action and possible side effects. This program discusses the signs and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobic disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It discusses the classes of medicines used to treat each disorder, possible side effects, and precautions to take. It also considers the use of psychotherapy in treatment
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Classroom Productions in 2014
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Psychotropic drugs -- Therapeutic use.
Psychotropic drugs -- Physiological effect.
Mental illness -- Treatment.
Mental Disorders -- Drug therapy
Antipsychotic drugs.
Antipsychotic drugs -- Therapeutic use.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Harrigan, Jim, narrator
Classroom Productions, distributor
Kanopy (Firm), distributor