June 21: Anxiolytics, Hypnotics, & More: Pharmacology for Anxiety & Sleep Disorders

$35.00

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

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Description

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:
1. Name three benzodiazepines that are not metabolized by the P450 cytochrome system
2. Identify three classes of antidepressants with dual indications for anxiety disorders
3. List five medications used to treat insomnia
4. Appreciate six “class effects” of medications used to insomnia
5. Name three hypnotics with the side effect of engaging in dangerous activities during sleep

Description:
We invite you to join us for our first webinar discussing the uses, method of action and risks associated with medications used to treat Anxiety and Sleep disorders, primarily Anxiolytics and Hypnotics. As usual, with any drug, the benefits must be weighed against the risk of side effects and with these medications, potentially dangerous effects. Join Anthony Tobia M.D as he guides you through some of the expected and unexpected uses of drugs for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders; the efficacy of medications to treat insomnia; help you understand what “class effects” of certain medications are, and the medications that should be  used with extreme caution.

Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses, Mental Health Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists,Therapists
• Social Workers & Allied Professional Staff in Psychiatric settings
• Primary Care Physicians & Nurses; MH Staff in Community Settings
• Intake & Frontline Staff; Mental Health Managers and Educators
• Mental Health Nurses and Staff in Correctional & Forensic Settings

Dr. Anthony Tobia, MD

Having trained in a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University, Dr. Tobia currently holds titles of Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Tobia has dual appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Department of Psychiatry where he serves as the Vice Chair of Education. Dr. Tobia is also certificated by the Board of Psychosomatic Medicine (2010) and is currently the Director of the Division of Consultation Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health in New Brunswick, NJ.

Dr. Tobia’s educational interests include the merging of popular culture and the field of Psychiatry. In addition to the curriculum he developed at RWJMS, he directs the monthly Participatory Cinema at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies; is a blogger for Psychology Today; hosts a continuing education webpage on MyCME; and provides a psychopharmacology seminar series for PESI, Inc. His various innovative teaching approaches including six that are registered in the Office of Research Commercialization at Rutgers University.