The Role of Medicine for Anxiety: Useful Information for Clinicians
This is an advanced level of content, suitable for clinical social workers who have been in the field for several years.
Webinar – Recorded – Available self-paced, to view at your convenience
CBT therapists need current information about medication for anxiety and OCD so we can help our clients make the best treatment choices. This webinar, an overview from three psychiatrists, covers medicine for adults, medicine for kids and adolescents, as well as medicine and addiction. Learn current information about SSRI and SNRI medicines, including how to help your clients understand what to do about side-effects, the timeframe for establishing an effective dose of medicine, the usual duration of medication treatment for kids and adolescents, effective discontinuation, as well as problems with medication and addiction.
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1. Medicine for Adults
- Using medicine for Anxiety and OCD
- Medicine is a first-line treatment for anxiety and OCD
- CBT may work better with medicine added
- Medicine may be preferred by a client
- The medication approval process
- FDA approval
- Off-label use
- SSIRI’s, SNRI’s
- Establishing an effective dose
- Handling side effects
- How long to stay on medicine?
- Appropriate and inappropriate uses
- Timeframe for use
- Red flags for trouble
- Other medicine categories
- Discontinuing medicine
- What to watch for
2. Medicine for Children and Adolescents
- When to consider medicine
- Be sure to evaluate a child’s level of suffering
- Kids may not be meeting social / educational milestones
- Extracurricular activities may be missing
- Working with the treatment team
- Specific FDA and NIH guidelines for choosing medicine for kids
3. Medication and Addiction
- The biology of addiction
- What is addiction?
- What isn’t addiction?
- Which medicines are addicting?
- The role of drug testing in treatment
- Evaluating addiction
- Educating clients about addiction
- Connect to 12-step programs
$39.99 includes 1.5 hours of content, hand-outs, and continuing education credit. To receive CE credit, you must complete the webinar, answer the completion questions correctly, and complete a course evaluation. If you do not answer the questions correctly, review the materials and re-take the test. A CE certificate will be immediately emailed to you once you have completed the requirements. AnxietyTraining.com offers a complete, 100% refund if you are not completely satisfied with this course. Contact Elizabeth@anxietytraining.com for refund information or with any other concerns about this course.
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Learning Objectives: After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain to clients the pros and cons of medication for anxiety
- Name the different classes of medicines for anxiety
- Create a treatment team that includes family, client and psychiatrist
- Describe how parents can help evaluate their child’s need for medicine for anxiety
- Formulate the potential for addiction in anxious clients
Caroline DuPont, M.D.
The Role of Medicine for Anxiety in Adults
Medicine Reference Quick Guide
Adelaide Robb, M.D.
The Role of Medicine in Anxiety for Children and Adolescents
Robert L. DuPont, M.D.
Medicine for Anxiety and Depression and Addiction
Completion Questions: The Role of Medicine for Anxiety
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