Dopamine and Glutamate in the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia (1 CE)

$14.99
In stock
SKU
1400CE

Number of Credits: 1

This course is for:  Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and Nurses

Course By: Tim Grigsby, PhD

Content By: McCutcheon, R. A., Krystal, J. H., & Howes, O. D. (2020). Dopamine and glutamate in schizophrenia: Biology, symptoms and treatment. World Psychiatry, 19(1), 15-33.

Course Description: Schizophrenia is an uncommon but debilitating and costly chronic mental health problem. While a robust body of evidence supports the role of dopamine in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, new evidence has emerged to suggest dysregulation of the glutamate system plays a potentially important role as well. This course reviews the state of the evidence regarding dopaminergic and glutamatergic functioning in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia drawing on post-mortem, preclinical, pharmacological and in vivo neuroimaging studies. Understanding the neural circuits implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia has the potential to contribute to the development of new treatments, including novel pharmacological therapies, to reduce symptom severity in patients with schizophrenia.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the evidence that glutamate and dopamine systems play in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia
  2. Identify regions of the brain associated with dysregulated glutamate and dopamine systems that contribute to schizophrenic systems
  3. Discuss the use of novel pharmacological therapies designed to interact with the glutamate and dopamine systems as potential treatment strategies for schizophrenia

Course Outline:

  • Read and understand Dopamine and glutamate in schizophrenia: Biology, symptoms and treatment
  • Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
  • Reflect on the state of the evidence supporting the notion that dysregulated dopamine and glutamate systems contribute to schizophrenia
  • Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
  • Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand how mapping dysregulated dopamine and glutamate systems can lead to new treatment options for patients with schizophrenia

Implicit biases incorporate an association that occurs outside of conscious awareness that may resultantly lead to a negative patient evaluation derived from irrelevant characteristics; i.e. gender and/or race. A systematic review of the literature was conducted. Thirty-five studies identified the existence of implicit bias in healthcare professionals; all correlational studies evidenced a significant positive relationship between implicit bias levels and lower quality of care (FitzGerald & Hurst, 2017). Continued research in health care settings, combined with greater method homogeneity, should be employed to examine the occurrence and prevalence of implicit biases in healthcare settings as a strategic approach for mitigating related disparities (FitzGerald & Hurst, 2017).

Reference

FitzGerald, C., Hurst, S. (2017). Implicit bias in healthcare professionals: A systematic review. BMC Med Ethics 18, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-017-0179-8

Approvals:

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling - #50-11015

Florida Board of Psychology #50-5452

NYSED:

Social Workers: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0112.

Counselors: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Counselors as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed counselors #MHC-0165.

Marriage Family Therapists: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage Family Therapists as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Marriage Family Therapists #MFT-0077.

The sponsor of this program has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 20-1420.

Continuing Education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not always well defined and may even supersede the rules of a national accreditation organization. We recommend you contact the applicable state licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest regulations and specific requirements of your state when considering our programs for Continuing Education credit.

Grievance/Refund Policy/Cancellation Policy

AATBS is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the major mental health approving boards. AATBS will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Program Director in consultation with the members of the continuing education committee.

Customer satisfaction is important to us. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, please send your complaint or questions in writing to info@aatbs.com. You can view our refund policy here.

For additional information, including our Cancellation Policy, please review our Terms & Conditions.

Accommodations for Disabilities

To request accommodation; please contact our office at 1-800-472-1931 or email info@aatbs.com.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17161.

 

More Information
Board ApprovalsAmerican Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders
CE FormatOnline, Text-Based