Introduction and Summary (00:43)
Learn the program objectives of this film about depression and psychotropic medications.
Depression Symptoms (01:08)
Depression is one of the most common psychiatric diagnoses. Learn the typical symptoms and common disturbances of depression.
Using a scale to assess the degree and nature of patient depression can help the healthcare professional to detect changes.
Medications for Depression (03:32)
Learn possible therapeutic actions and treatment options for depression. Vocabulary includes: neurotransmitter levels, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
Medication Categories: TCAs (03:55)
Depression medications fall into four categories: tricyclic agents (TCAs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or multiple mechanism antidepressants. Learn the characteristics and side effects of TCAs.
Medication Categories: Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (02:56)
MAOIs typically treat atypical depression. Learn the characteristics, dietary precautions, possible drug-drug interactions, and side effects of MAOIs.
Medication Categories: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (04:48)
Learn the characteristics and side effects of SSRIs as well as the classes of medications that may be affected by enzyme inhibition. Learn the symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome and Discontinuation Syndrome.
Medication Categories: Multiple Mechanism Antidepressants (02:22)
Learn the characteristics and side effects of multiple mechanism antidepressants.
Credits: Depression: Psychotropic Medications (00:40)
Credits: Depression: Psychotropic Medications
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