Pri-Med Dearborn

Dearborn, MI | September 16-17, 2019

The Henry, Autograph Collection

Medicines for the Mind: An Overview of Psychopharmacology


In this talk, you will receive an overview of the various medications that can be used to treat mental distress. The faculty will review the history of psychopharmacology, beginning with the use of anxiety medications, then hypnotics. A history of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics will follow, and the faculty will end with a brief discussion of stimulants.

Learning Objectives

Prescribe benzodiazepines and hypnotics skillfully

Describe different types of antidepressants

Recognize when and how to use a mood stabilizer

Discuss antipsychotic and stimulant medications


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Shirah Vollmer, MD

Shirah Vollmer, MD is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. She is a board certified child and adult psychiatrist and she is a psychoanalyst. She is on faculty at Loyola Marymount University, The New Center f...

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