Bachelor's degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques (to qualify as a psychiatric rehabilitation expert)(Rovereto)

Foundations and methods of treatment in psychiatry - PSICOFARMACOLOGIA

Course code
4S000212
Name of lecturer
Corrado Barbui
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
ROVERETO
Period
TERP 2A1S dal Oct 7, 2019 al Dec 6, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The main aims of this module is to train students to: recongise the main psychopathological dimensions that can be treated with pharmacological interventions; understand the role and limitations of antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilisers and benzodiazepines in the treatment f mental disorders.

Syllabus

1-Organisation of mental health services and role of pharmacological treatments

2-Main psychopathological dimensions target of pharmacological treatments:
- Anxiety disorders
- Affective disorders
- Psychotic disorders

3-Psychopharmacological treatments:
- Antidepressants: (a) mechanism of action; (b) efficacy; (c) side-effects and tolerability issues
- Antipsychotics: (a) mechanism of action; (b) efficacy; (c) side-effects and tolerability issues
- Benzodiazepines: (a) mechanism of action; (b) efficacy; (c) side-effects and tolerability issues
- Mood stabilisers: (a) mechanism of action; (b) efficacy; (c) side-effects and tolerability issues

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Tatarelli Manuale di psichiatria e salute mentale per le lauree sanitarie Piccin 2009 9788829919628

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test





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