Adverse Drug Reactions

June 13, 2022  10:30 AM MDT
60 minutes
CEU’s available

Description:  This seminar will focus on an array of drugs including the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), of which Prozac (fluoxetine) was the first.

Antidepressants have been recognized as potential inducers of mania and psychosis since their introduction in the 1950s. With the widespread prescribing of antidepressants, the percentage of the population in the United States that is diagnosed with bipolar disorder (swing from depression to mania or vice versa) has skyrocketed, especially among teens.

This class aims to teach you how to recognize the potentially serious side effects of these drugs, as well as allergic reactions and other complications related to the over prescribing of medications.

This seminar will reaffirm your conviction that healing lies in treating the trauma and grief that underlies many mental health problems which bring people into the psychiatric world of diagnoses, and a lifetime on an array of potentially disabling drugs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the many names of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and potential adverse reactions.
  2. To be aware of when these side effects are most likely to occur.
  3. Explore the various ways that toxicity from long term use of psychotropic medications can affect a person.