1037-17: The Match Game: Matching Antidepressants to Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression--Which Drug for Which Symptom?

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1037-17: The Match Game:  Matching Antidepressants to Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression--Which Drug for Which Symptom?

Through increasing understanding of receptor psychopharmacology, learn how to match the physical, emotional, and cognitive symptom clusters of depression with the appropriate antidepressant. Discussion will also focus on the use and efficacy of antidepressant receptor pharmacology  in the management of the same symptom clusters in the treatment of anxiety.


Disclosures:  The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Speaker's Bureau for Alkermes Pharmaceutical.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Session Length:
  1 Hour 54 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the concept of receptor pharmacology and the relationship of receptor function to the expression of psychiatric symptoms.
  2. Compare the neurophysiology of the physical, emotional, and cognitive symptom clusters associated with depression and anxiety.
  3. Formulate a pharmacological treatment plan based on receptor pharmacology for individuals diagnosed with a mood and/or anxiety disorder.

Keywords:  SSRI's, Antidepressants, Anxiety, Depression, Neurophysiology

Continuing Nursing Education:
2.0 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2021

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