Webinar: Prescribing antipsychotics in primary care

Tuesday 15 August 2017. 7.30 - 8.45pm


Webinar with Associate Professor David Menkes. Topics discussed:

  • which drug to choose
  • how to start the chosen drug
  • adverse effects
  • monitoring and compliance
  • how to withdraw patients from an antipsychotic drug
  • special focus on quetiapine:
    • metabolic side effects
    • potential for abuse
    • doses for sleep versus antipsychotic.


David is an academic psychiatrist with a background in psychology and pharmacology (PhD 1983, Yale), and a continuing interest in the optimal use and toxicology of drug treatments in psychiatry. David is currently working on a programme to monitor and manage the metabolic consequences of antipsychotic treatment.

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This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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