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NATIVIDAD Grand Rounds: Psychopharmacology in Family Medicine
September 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Presented By: Ira D. Glick, MD
Psychopharmacology requires clinicians to stay current on the latest guidelines and to use dynamic treatment strategies. Psychiatric conditions are prevalent in the primary care population. Choice of treatment with psychopharmacology should be based on controlling the patient’s predominant symptoms while taking into consideration patient age, treatment compliance, patient past response to treatments, dosing frequency, patient preference, medication side effects, potential medication interactions, drug precautions/warnings, and cost. Response to therapy, as well as side effects, needs to be evaluated at regular intervals. The goal is to minimize symptoms and return patients to their maximal level of functioning.
- Describe newest treatments for patients and families with common psychiatric disorders.