This two-hour workshop will help assist social workers in gaining an understanding of pharmacologic treatment options for depression and anxiety-related disorders (e.g. general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder,
and post-traumatic stress disorders). Participants will learn about risk factors, diagnostic criteria and treatment options.
This program will review, indications for use, brand names, generic names, side effects and benefits of medications.
Lastly, the program will give social workers important educational points to discuss with their patients regarding medications for depression and anxiety.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. List diagnostic criteria, etiology and basic pathophysiology of depression and anxiety disorder.
2. Discuss pharmacologic treatments commonly used for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
3. Discuss common and serious side effects of medications used to treat depression and anxiety disorders.
4. Identify key educational points to discuss with patients receiving treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.

 

Cost: $26.00

 

CEUs: 2

Presenter: Dr. Karen E. Moeller
Dr. Karen E. Moeller is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She completed her hospital pharmacy practice residency and psychiatric pharmacy practice residency at West Virginia University.
She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy and provides clinical services in the adult inpatient psychiatry unit at The University of Kansas Health Systems. Dr. Moeller is active in teaching, service, and research. She provides both didactic and experiential education for pharmacy students, medical students and psychiatry residents. She has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed publications and has presented her work locally, statewide and nationally. She is very active in the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists and recently served on the Board of Directors. Her research interests are in the areas of substance abuse, schizophrenia and pharmacy education.

 

For Questions Contact Robin Nelson at: nelsonr@ku.edu

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Live Presentation: On-Line via Zoom.

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