Clinical Psychopharmacology Education For Mental Health Professionals

The Psychopharmacology Institute is an ongoing project aimed to provide unbiased, evidence-based online education in clinical psychopharmacology.

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Bupropion-PsychopharmacologyThe Psychopharmacology of Bupropion: An Illustrated Overview

This presentation reviews the essential aspects of this medication including: mechanism of action, indications, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects profile and dosing guidelines.



ssri-moa-5The Mechanism of Action of SSRIs

This video discusses the role of 5-HT1A receptor downregulation in the mechanism of action of SSRIs. The monoamine theory of depression is also reviewed and contrasted with its limitations.



Adverse Effects of SSRIs

This brief video is an overview on the most common side effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Possible mechanisms for each side effect are also discussed.

Featured Articles

Valproate In Psychiatry: Approved Indications and Off-Label uses

Valproate indications_mixed episodes and rapid cyclingThis brief article summarizes the clinical uses of valproate in psychiatry. We discuss FDA-approved indications as well as off-label uses. Instead of an exhaustive review, this is a practical overview for clinicians.




First Generation Antipsychotics: An Introduction

first_generation_antipsychotics-related_conceptsLearn about the terminology, mechanism of action, classifications and potency of typical or conventional antipsychotics.




Serotonin 5-HT1A Receptors in Psychopharmacology

buspirone-mechanism-of-actionThis illustrated article explores the clinical neuropharmacology of 5-HT1A receptors. The role these receptors play in anxiety, depression and schizophrenia is also discussed.