Pharmacotherapeutic Medication Trends –
A Dual-Diagnosis Perspective?
This program is intended for those individuals working in the Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Fields
Presented by Jeff Edelmann, M.S., R.Ph.
Upon the completion of the program the participants will be able to:
Explain the medical model of the most common metal disorders and state how that model relates to modern psychotropic medication therapy in person who also have substance abuse and/or dependence diagnoses.
Describe the major clinical differentiation between dual-diagnosis situations and single-diagnosis presentations.
Discuss some of the latest approaches deploying the use of medications in dual-diagnosis situations.
List the names of some of the more common antipsychotic and antidepressant medications, be able to generally classify these medications, know how they basically work, and know how practically effective they are (vs. theoretically effective).
Describe perceptional prescribing measures for dual-diagnosis client, including basic drug interactions and abuse potentials.
Discuss certain unique medication management strategies, e.g., pain management strategies for the dually diagnosed client.
Apply relevance to his/her field of expertise and/or practice so as to better understand issues of dual-diagnosis clientele.