Medicating for Mental Health: Judicious Use of Psychiatric Drugs

Provided by:
6/10 stars
based on  3 reviews
Provided by:
Cost FREE
Start Date On demand
Medicating for Mental Health: Judicious Use of Psychiatric Drugs

Course Details

Cost

FREE

Upcoming Schedule

  • On demand

Course Provider

edX online courses
Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be tau...
Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

Provider Subject Specialization
Sciences & Technology
Business & Management
22475 reviews

Course Description

It is highly likely that you, a member of your family, or a close friend will face the decision of whether to use a medication to treat a diagnosed psychiatric disorder. Do you have the skills and knowledge to participate in the decision to use a drug as therapy?

This course prepares you to be an effective collaborator with your physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist when deciding if a medication is appropriate treatment. The course introduces fundamental principles for the use of drugs as therapy. It encourages students to have realistic goals regarding the strengths and limitations of psychiatric medications. It provides basic understanding of how a drug acts upon the brain to improve behavioral symptoms. You will learn how new drugs are developed to become viable options for treatment, and how they are ultimately approved for being prescribed. Additionally, this course provides perspective on the...

It is highly likely that you, a member of your family, or a close friend will face the decision of whether to use a medication to treat a diagnosed psychiatric disorder. Do you have the skills and knowledge to participate in the decision to use a drug as therapy?

This course prepares you to be an effective collaborator with your physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist when deciding if a medication is appropriate treatment. The course introduces fundamental principles for the use of drugs as therapy. It encourages students to have realistic goals regarding the strengths and limitations of psychiatric medications. It provides basic understanding of how a drug acts upon the brain to improve behavioral symptoms. You will learn how new drugs are developed to become viable options for treatment, and how they are ultimately approved for being prescribed. Additionally, this course provides perspective on the proper use of psychiatric medication as a part of a multifactor treatment program.

Altogether, you will acquire a working knowledge to gain confidence that a psychiatric medication is being used wisely to give the best advantage for a successful improvement of symptoms while minimizing risk of side effects.  

Reviews 6/10 stars
3 Reviews for Medicating for Mental Health: Judicious Use of Psychiatric Drugs

Ratings details

  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

Rankings are based on a provider's overall CourseTalk score, which takes into account both average rating and number of ratings. Stars round to the nearest half.

Sort By
Claudio Felicioli profile image
Claudio Felicioli profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
  • 58 reviews
  • 58 completed
3 years, 7 months ago
A good course about all most important topics about psychiatric drugs, from the physiological effects to the brain activity, up to treatment programs that include psychotherapy. Important topics like the importance of giving realistic expectations to patients and the process of development and approval of new drugs are discussed.
Was this review helpful? Yes1
 Flag
Kevin Morice profile image
Kevin Morice profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
  • 30 reviews
  • 22 completed
3 years, 5 months ago
There is some inherent bias in the course delivery. It isn't 'anti-drug' but it does definitely set out a stall early on about the limitations of drug-only treatment. By week 3 it gets a bit repetitive. Even to the point of re-using the same clips from the same interviews to make the same point. Having cleared those points the basic material is good, the course leader's delivery is a maybe a little slow but that is easily remedied by turning the speed up on your playback device. Well worth taking this course if you have an interest in the subject or if yourself, a family member or friend are affected by the issues of mental health and potential treatment options.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
ada franco profile image
ada franco profile image

ada franco

2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
this course we give informations on how afect the drug our brain. understan how do you do interactive betwen drug on brain
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag

Rating Details


  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

Rankings are based on a provider's overall CourseTalk score, which takes into account both average rating and number of ratings. Stars round to the nearest half.