This presentation provides an overview of systematic assessment approaches to suspected adverse drug effects. Concepts will be emphasized regarding patient-specific propensities for incurring iatrogenic effects, including clinical and demographic risk factors, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic considerations (e.g., dosing effects, drug-drug interactions), pharmacogenetic predictors of overall drug tolerability and specific adverse effects, the role of side effect “expectancy” and the nocebo effect, and methods to discriminate suspected adverse effects from primary illness symptoms.
**This content was captured at the 2016 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
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- Discuss the impact that side effects of medications can have on adherence to treatment both from patients' and providers' perspectives
- Describe the variables that affect the choice of psychotropic medications as well as on tolerability and development of medication side effects
- Distinguish serious vs. non-serious side effects from common psychotropic medications as well as be able to conduct a risk-benefit analysis and systematic assessment approach when making decisions on medication prescription
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Estimated Duration: 1.5 hours
Begin Date: April 1, 2017
Review Date: April 1, 2020
End Date: April 1, 2023
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- Joseph F. Goldberg, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Maria Jose Lisotto, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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- John B. Torous, MD, Instructor in Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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