Psychopharmacology for Mental Disorders

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2 CEUs.

This workshop is a recording of the live webinar hosted by The OT Link together with Prof Rita Thom.   Prof Thom unpacks and explains the pharmacological treatment of mental disorders. She uses the latest research and her wealth of clinical experience to promote best practice and helps therapists to understand  medical treatment of mental health and how this may affect therapy.    

This course covers:

  • Overview of mental disorders
  • Optimal medical treatment of:
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Bipolar Mood Disorder
    • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Treatment resistance
  • Adherence to medication regimes
*You have until the 31st of December 2023 to complete this course*



The OT Link is delighted to bring you this recorded session with Prof. Rita Thom, back by popular demand in 2023.

Prof. Rita Thom is a general psychiatrist with diverse interests and work experience in both the public and private sectors. She has experience in general adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, eating disorders as well as assessment and rehabilitation of disability related to psychiatric disorders. She is an honorary Adjunct Professor in the Division of Psychiatry where she is involved in post-graduate teaching and research and also serves on the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has been involved in teaching and training health care practitioners at all levels within the health system on a continuous basis throughout her career. She has developed and implemented training materials for clinicians to improve mental health care for people living with HIV (children, adolescents and adults). She also has an interest and involvement in public mental health and has played an active role in various portfolios in the South African Society of Psychiatrists throughout her career. She believes that there is a critical need for strong advocacy in accessing resources for people with mental disorders.

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