Peripheral and Central Nervous System Agents and Psychopharmacology

In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest drugs affecting the peripheral and central nervous system as well as the latest psychopharmacological drugs.

Included in this talk is information on:

Peripheral and Central Nervous System Agents

  • Nervous System: Overview
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Physiology Review
  • Neurotransmission Review
  • Major Neurotransmitters of the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Anatomy and Receptor Types
  • Adrenergic and Adrenergic Blocking Agents
  • Parasympathetic Nervous System
  • Clinical Effects of Muscarinic Receptor Stimulation
  • Cholinesterase Inhibitors
  • Treating Parkinson's Disease: Dopaminergic Agents
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • COMT Inhibitors
  • Anticholinergic Agents
  • Treating Alzheimer's Disease: Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors

Psychopharmacology

  • Central Nervous System Neurotransmitters
  • Psychosis
  • Treating Schizophrenia: Conventional (Typical) vs. Atypical Antipsychotics
  • Treating Depression: SSRIs, SNRIs, Serotonin Antagonists, Atypical Antidepressants, Tricyclic Antidepressants, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • Treating Anxiety/Insomnia: Benzodiazepines, Serotonin Receptor Antagonist, Hypnotics, Melatonin Receptor Agonist
  • Treating Bipolar Disorder
  • Anti-seizure Agents
  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • Treating for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Treating Neuromuscular Disorders: Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Direct-acting Antispasmodics
  • Treating Neuromuscular Disorders: Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Direct-acting Antispasmodics