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Training Description: ACT teams will learn about Psychiatric Medications and Chronic Health Conditions commonly experienced by people who have SMI and the interactions between meds and health conditions. Training includes:
- A 3-hour Introduction to Psych Meds includes benefits and risks of traditional antipsychotic meds, atypical antipsychotic medications, mood stabilizers, benzos and related medications.
- A 3-hour Introduction to chronic health conditions commonly occurring in people with a SMI.
Diabetes, cardiovascular illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and metabolic syndrome are covered in the context how SMI’s effects on adherence to medication regimes, the advantages to early intervention, historical progressive deterioration when dealing with SMI and the connections between psych meds and health, etc.
Information about SUD is interwoven into the discussion to assist ACT teams that frequently work with people experiencing co-occurring disorders and who use substances not prescribed by the ACT psychiatrist such as alcohol, marijuana and opiates, meth, etc.
Who Should Attend: Training is intended for social workers, mental health staff and teams working with SMI.
Participants will be able to:
- Recognize the impact of medications on brain function by affecting neurotransmitter activity resulting in a reduction of psychiatric symptoms.
- Classify psychiatric medications by class and treatment outcomes, listing at least one benefit and risk of the use of medications in the community.
- Identify at least one famous side effect of anti-depressant and antipsychotic medications that can affect treatment outcomes.
List 3 common chronic diseases that affect persons with serious mental Illness (SMI) and complications to successful treatment.
Recall 2 factors that increase the incident and severity of chronic health conditions among persons with S.M.I.
- Describe 3 symptoms diabetes, heart disease and copd. Identify diabetes burnout and how to support treatment goals.
(Online registration is highly reccommended for purposes of attendance counts, meal counts and materials provided. Thank you!)