Activity Date: 04/09/2019
With the revisions to the DSM-5 as well as the recent focus on under-recognition and potential for increased mortality, the pharmacist needs to be competent in recognizing catatonia. Furthermore the psychiatric pharmacist needs to understand common rating scales to detect and measure severity of catatonic symptoms. It is also critical for any clinician treating patients with catatonia to note differences among malignant catatonia, NMS, and malignant hyperthermia since many symptoms overlap.
Also in this session, we will review common treatments for catatonia along with reviewing the evidence for common second and third line agents should the patient not respond or not have access to the usual first line treatments such as benzodiazepines and ECT.
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This course will be provided at the CPNP 2019 Annual Meeting, April 7-10, 2019. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at https://aapp.org/mycpnp/transcript/acpe.
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Christopher Thomas PharmD, BCPP, BCPSView biographical information and disclosures
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This course provides 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.
Off-Label Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA (see faculty information and disclosures). The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of AAPP and any educational partners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Presentation-Specific Disclosure: My presentation will include discussion of off-label, experimental, and /or investigational use of drugs or devices: No medication or treatment has FDA approval for catatonia, thus, most of this presentation will be off-labeled, including hypnotics, mood stabilizers, memantine, amantadine, antipsychotics, dextromethmorphan/quinidine, and NMDA-receptor antagonists.
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