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.

 Webinar supported by: