Date: Tuesday, 04/26/2022
Time: 3:00 PM (view in the schedule)
If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.
Symptoms of psychosis, including visual hallucinations and delusions, occur in up to 90% of patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Parkinson’s Disease dementia (PDD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The theme across these disorders includes the presence of alpha-synuclein pathology, and the pathophysiologic impact on converging brain networks. Identifying and managing these symptoms of psychosis represent a considerable challenge. Therapeutic limitations arise from the paucity of efficacious agents, deterioration in motor function due to dopamine receptor antagonism from conventional antipsychotics, interaction of sleep dysfunction and psychosis presentation, among other factors. As the management of psychosis can be complicated, many of these patients may seek specialized neuropsychiatric care; thus, psychiatric and neurologic pharmacists should be familiar with treatment strategies and pharmacotherapy utilized based on patient diagnosis.
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Daniel O. Claassen, MDView biographical information and disclosures
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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