Psychotropic Drug Withdrawal and Holistic Tapering Strategies (1 CE)
Course By: Emilene Shibley, Psy.D.
Content By: Brogan, K., Siefert, A., Whitson, E., Kirsh, L., & Sweetan, V. (2019). Psychotropic Drug Withdrawal and Holistic Tapering Strategies: A Case Series. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 33(4)
Course Description: Psychopharmacological treatment approaches are commonly implemented to mitigate the frequency and severity of mental illness symptom presentation. An examination of psychotropic drug withdrawal symptoms, and the resultant impact of holistic treatment modalities, was commenced in the accompanying study. A three-pronged treatment approach consisting of dietary modification, detoxification, and mindfulness was employed. Complementary treatment approaches were associated with continued psychiatric condition remission and reduced acute withdrawal symptom presentation. Holistic treatment interventions functioned as a sustainable alternative to long-term psychotropic treatment. These findings were indicative of the identified benefits attributed to holistic and conventional treatment approach integration for patients tapering off psychotropic medication.
- Review background information regarding mental health disorders and the general effects of psychopharmacological treatment
- Explore psychiatric symptoms, treatment, and medication withdrawal described in the study
- Develop knowledge of holistic treatment approaches for long-term mood support relative to this demographic
- Read and understand Psychotropic Drug Withdrawal and Holistic Tapering Strategies: A Case Series
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the impact of holistic approaches for treating psychiatric symptoms within the context of the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; bear in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to understand the value of holistic approach implementation for psychiatric symptom mitigation and related medication withdrawal