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Living Legends in Psychopharmacology: From Evidence Base to Advances in Treatment 2023 (CME VIDEOS)



Living Legends in Psychopharmacology: From Evidence Base to Advances in Treatment centers on the treatment of usual psychiatric patients with emphasis on the difficult to treat or treatment-resistant. Continuing medical education lectures will enhance your ability to choose treatments as you gain an understanding of the interface between psychiatric, neurological, and medical illness.
Legendary faculty review new antipsychotic medications and treatment augmentation, potential new uses for mood stabilizers, the neurobiologic mechanisms of depression and the role of inflammation, the importance of a therapeutic alliance when prescribing psychotropic medications, and more. With this online CME program, you’ll explore current evidence-based and emerging treatments for:

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Bipolar and treatment-resistant depression
Anxiety spectrum and sleep disorders
Alcohol and substance abuse disorders
Women’s mental health issues
Child, adolescent, and geriatric psychopharmacology

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

Describe lessons learned from genomic sequencing of patients with psychiatric illnesses
Identify unsolved problems regarding the pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia and learning more effective treatments
Describe emerging theories and treatments of bipolar disorder, difficult-to-treat depression, bipolar depression, and anxiety disorder
Outline the perils and possibilities of psychedelics and ketamine
Recognize when to utilize ECT and TMS for treatment-resistant depression
Illustrate emerging treatments for PTSD
Review sleep disorders commonly comorbid with psychiatric illness, and appropriate use of medications and treatment
Review interface of medicine and psychiatry with a focus on cancer, cardiovascular disease
Review the interface of neurology and psychiatry with an emphasis on functional neurological disease, hysteria, movement disorders, pain, OCD and others
Summarize the use of genetic tests, serum level measurements, and drug combinations in treatment-resistant depression
Identify the current role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of substance use disorders including alcohol, opioids, and cannabis
Review the role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of psychiatric disorders throughout women’s reproductive lifespan, with a focus on the premenstrual, prenatal, postpartum, and perimenopausal periods
Examine the latest advances and problems associated with treatment approaches in the child, adolescent, and geriatric populations


Lessons Learned from the DNA of Patients with Psychiatric Disorders – Daniel Weinberger, MD
Neurology and Psychiatry Interface – Martin Samuels, MD, DSc (hon)
The Interface of Medical and Psychiatric Disorders – Focus on Cancer and Heart Disease – Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Tackling Unsolved Problems in the Pharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia – Cognitive Impairment, Negative Symptoms, and Partial Treatment Response – Philip Harvey, PhD
Panel Discussion – Philip Harvey, PhD, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD, Martin Samuels, MD, DSc (hon), and Daniel Weinberger, MD
Pharmacological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder – Ross Baldessarini, MD, DSc (hon)
Anxiety – Treat the Symptom or Treat the Disorder When First Line Therapies Fail – Stephen Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc (hon)
Neurobiology and Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder – Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Panel Discussion – Ross Baldessarini, MD, DSc (hon), Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Sleep Disorders – Sogol Javaheri, MD
Treatment Resistant Depression – Stephen Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc (hon)
Psychedelics and Potential Drugs of Abuse as Antidepressants – Alan Schatzberg, MD
Pharmacotherapy of Substance Use Disorders – Roger Weiss, MD
Panel Discussion – Barbara Coffey, MD, MS, Sogol Javaheri, MD, Alan Schatzberg, MD, Stephen Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc (hon), and Roger Weiss, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology – Current Treatment for Best Practices – Barbara Coffey, MD, MS
Psychopharmacology Across the Reproductive Lifespan – From Menarche to Menopause – Ariadna Forray, MD
Geriatric Psychopharmacology – Elizabeth Crocco, MD
Panel Discussion – Barbara Coffey, MD, MS, Elizabeth Crocco, MD, and Ariadna Forray, MD
Date of Original Release: June 1, 2023