Clinical Certificate

Drug Treatments in Affective Disorders (Online)

Date: Thursday 10th September 2020 – Friday 11th September 2020
Venue: Online via Zoom

Programme

Thursday 10 September
10:30–10:45 Introduction (and explanation of format and the technology)
Professor Nicol Ferrier (Newcastle)
10:45–11:15 The neurobiology and psychology of depression: A perspective
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
11:15–11:30 Q&A
11:30–11:45 Break
11:45–12:15 The clinical use of antidepressants
Professor Alan Currie (Newcastle)
12:15–12:30 Q&A
12:30–12:45 Drug treatment of depression in physical health problems
Dr David Cousins (Newcastle)
12:45–13:00 Q&A
13:00–13:45 Lunch
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
13:45–14:45 Discussion of common problems in the management of depression
Professor Nicol Ferrier and Dr Stuart Watson and Professor Alan Currie and Dr David Cousins
14:45–15:00 Break
15:00–15:30 The management of treatment-resistant depression
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
15:30–16:00 Q&A
Friday 11 September
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
09:00–10:00 TRD patient management problems
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle) and Professor Nicol Ferrier (Newcastle) and Dr Stuart Watson (Newcastle) and Professor Alan Currie (Newcastle)
10:00–10:15 Break
10:15–10:30 Pharmacology of mood stabilisers
Dr Richard McQuade (Newcastle)
10:30–10:45 Q&A
10:45–11:00 Bipolar Disorder: General principles of (outpatient) management
Dr Stuart Watson (Newcastle)
11:00–11:15 Q&A
11:15–11:30 Break
11:30–12:00 Bipolar Disorder: Treatment of acute episodes
Professor Nicol Ferrier (Newcastle)
12:00–12:15 Q&A
12:15–12:45 Long-term treatment
Dr David Cousins (Newcastle)
12:45–13:15 Q&A
13:15–14:00 Lunch
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
14:00–15:00 Bipolar patient management problems
Dr Stuart Watson and Dr David Cousins and Professor Nicol Ferrier and Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams
15:00 Meeting ends

Last edited 6th August 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Natural history and pathophysiology of affective disorders
    • To understand the Natural History of Mood Disorders
    • To be aware of the main theories of the pathophysiology of mood disorders and the
      relationship of these to drugs
  • Pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action of antidepressants
    • To understand the basic pharmacokinetics of antidepressants
    • To understand the relevance of differing pharmacokinetic properties of antidepressants to their clinical usage
    • To understand the presumed mechanism of action of various classes of antidepressant drugs
  • Antidepressants in clinical practice
    • To recognise various stages in the management of patients with antidepressants
    • To understand how various classes of antidepressants may be used clinically
    • To know the details of published guidelines regarding the choice and clinical usage of antidepressants
  • Management of treatment resistant depression
    • To understand the epidemiology, clinical features and associations of this disorder.
    • To be able to construct a rational management plan.
    • To explore the evidence base in this topic and make rational pharmacological treatment plans.
    • To be able to consider what additional investigations or treatments are required.
  • Lithium
    • To understand how Lithium may be used clinically
    • To know the details of published guidelines regarding the choice and clinical usage of Lithium
    • To appreciate the neurobiological underpinnings of Lithium’s actions
  • Other treatments for bipolar disorder
    • To be able to construct a rational management plan.
    • To explore the evidence base in this topic and make rational pharmacological treatment plans.
    • To be able to consider what additional investigations or treatments are required.

This module is eligible for 9 CPD hours which are subject to peer group review.

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