Discuss major categories of psychotropic drugs, their rationale for use, mechanisms of action, common side effects, and drug interactions.

Understandand be able to articulate the fundamentals of neurotransmission as itrelates to prescribing psychotropic medications for clients with acute andchronic mental health conditions.Discussmajor categories of psychotropic drugs, their rationale for use,mechanisms of action, common side effects, and drug interactions.Discussevidence to support and the appropriate use of complimentary alternativemedications in patients that are experiencing acute and chronic mentalhealth conditions seeking adjunctive or monotherapy treatment whileconsidering cultural and genetic factors as well as patient values.Utilizeclinical assessment tools associated with diagnosing and prescribing forpsychiatric disorders and begin to utilize these tools in clinicalsettings to assist with diagnosis and treatment of chronic mental healthconditions.Proposepsychotherapeutic medication for selected patients keeping in mind safetyconcerns while utilizing knowledge of current mental health, medicalconcerns, age, gender, cultural factors, genetic factors, ethicalconcerns, patient values, and prescriptive authority impact decisionmaking.Utilizeresearch and provide basic diagnostic and psychopharmacology education toyour client and his/her family when prescribing.Understandethical and legal considerations and controversies in currentpharmacological treatment of mental health patients.Please answer the following questions with supporting examplesand full explanations.Foreach of the learning objectives, provide an analysis of how the coursesupported each objective.Explainhow the material learned in this course, based upon the objectives, willbe applicable to the professional application.