Description

Learning ObjectivesNatural history and pathophysiology of affective disordersTo understand the Natural History of Mood DisordersTo be aware of the main theories of the pathophysiology of mood disorders and therelationship of these to drugsPharmacokinetics and mechanism of action of antidepressantsTo understand the basic pharmacokinetics of antidepressantsTo understand the relevance of differing pharmacokinetic properties of antidepressants to their clinical usageTo understand the presumed mechanism of action of various classes of antidepressant drugsAntidepressants in clinical practiceTo recognise various stages in the management of patients with antidepressantsTo understand how various classes of antidepressants may be used clinicallyTo know the details of published guidelines regarding the choice and clinical usage of antidepressantsManagement of treatment resistant depressionTo understand the epidemiology, clinical features and associations of this disorder.To be able to construct a rational management plan.To explore the evidence base in this topic and make rational pharmacological treatment plans.To be able to consider what additional investigations or treatments are required.LithiumTo understand how Lithium may be used clinicallyTo know the details of published guidelines regarding the choice and clinical usage of LithiumTo appreciate the neurobiological underpinnings of Lithium’s actionsOther treatments for bipolar disorderTo be able to construct a rational management plan.To explore the evidence base in this topic and make rational pharmacological treatment plans.To be able to consider what additional investigations or treatments are required.This module is eligible for 10 CPD hours which are subject to peer group review.For further details contact Susan Chandler, BAP Executive Officer: susan@bap.org.uk