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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Drugs for Common Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Metabolic Syndrome



Lecture Name

Drugs for Common Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Metabolic Syndrome     $59.90


This lecture is part of the following course:
Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Therapists

Description

This 2-part course in pharmacology is designed to provide physical therapists a basic understanding of the actions of drugs and potential issues that may be encountered by individuals who may be using prescribed and over-the-counter medications.

The second lecture takes students through a variety of commonly prescribed drugs used for neurological and psychiatric disorders and metabolic syndrome. The lecture begins with a discussion of the etiology of Parkinson’s disease, and the actions and side effects of drugs used to treat this disorder. Drugs used for Alzheimer’s disease are also discussed. The lecture then takes physical therapists through depression, anxiety and sleep disorders and the actions and side effects of drugs used to alleviate these conditions. The actions and effects of drugs used to treat spasticity disorders are also presented. The last part of his lecture focuses on metabolic syndrome and discusses the actions of drugs used for hypertension, the hyperlipidemias, and diabetes. Case reports are presented throughout.Florida Physical Therapy Association

Note: The audio for this course was recorded at the FPTA Annual Meeting.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 2.00

Rating:   

Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain what goes wrong in the brain of individuals with Parkinson’s disease and drug strategies used to treat this condition.
  2. Discuss the actions and adverse effects of drugs used for Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.
  3. Discuss the actions and adverse effects of drugs used for hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.
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