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To identify and define the purpose of 9 types of psychotropic drug classes.To name common side effects and risks of these classes of drugs.To list the five strategies for aiding tobacco users willing to quit (Five A’s) and unwilling to quit (5 Rs).To identify and describe life-threatening syndromes that can develop as a result of taking psychopharmacological medication.To familiarize the counselor with ways to interact with their client’s medical doctor. To educate the counselor in ways to encourage medication compliance in client sessions.ObjectivesCopyright AllCEUs.com 2011 Unlimited CEUs $99/year
Common Antipsychotics: haloperidol (Haldol), loxapine (Loxitane, Daxolin), aripiprazole (Abilify), quetiapinefumarate (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), ziprasidone (Geodon)Two types: traditional and novel/atypical, classified by how they work on the body.Atypical antipsychotics are somewhat less likely to produce neuroleptic malignant syndrome or tardivedyskinesia.Antipsychotics/Neuroleptics