Antipsychotics: Core Concepts

Course Description:
Antipsychotic medications, also known as neuroleptics, are primarily used for the management of psychosis, including hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thought that are typically associated with conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, they are sometimes prescribed as adjunct therapies for other conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, or anxiety when first-line therapies do not suffice alone.

These medications have a considerable presence in the driving population due to the broad spectrum of psychiatric conditions for which they can be applied and may be of elevated concern because they are almost always paired with other psychoactive medications.

While antipsychotics are commonly referred to as CNS depressants in context of forensic investigations, a firm grasp of their pharmacology and toxicology is necessary to understand their unique properties, symptomatology, and potential role in multi-substance cases.

This final course in our Core Concepts series will explore antipsychotic medications from the perspective of three scientific disciplines: pharmacology, forensic toxicology, and clinical toxicology. These insights will provide the foundations necessary to understand the potential role of antipsychotics in impairment cases and corresponding litigation.

Recommended Learners:
LEO
DRE
Toxicologist
Attorney
antipsychotics core concepts course cover
Picture of Dr. Dayne Laskey

Dr. Dayne Laskey

Dr. Laskey is an associate professor at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. He received a PharmD from the University of Connecticut, completed his pharmacy practice residency at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and his clinical toxicology fellowship from the Georgia Poison Center. See full bio. 

Picture of Dr. Sabra Jones

Dr. Sabra Jones

Sabra Jones is a board-certified Forensic Toxicologist with a focus on transportation safety. Sabra is the Regional Toxicology Liaison for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Region 5, serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Sabra has worked in transportation safety at the Federal Aviation Administration and driving impairment, in addition to other areas of forensic toxicology at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office. She served as an Assistant Professor and graduate student mentor at Boston University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Forensic Sciences program. She conducts research in the areas of forensic toxicology, analytical chemistry, and impairment. See full bio. 

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Price
Closed
Get Started
This course is currently closed

Antipsychotics: Core Concepts

Course Description:
Antipsychotic medications, also known as neuroleptics, are primarily used for the management of psychosis, including hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thought that are typically associated with conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, they are sometimes prescribed as adjunct therapies for other conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, or anxiety when first-line therapies do not suffice alone.

These medications have a considerable presence in the driving population due to the broad spectrum of psychiatric conditions for which they can be applied and may be of elevated concern because they are almost always paired with other psychoactive medications.

While antipsychotics are commonly referred to as CNS depressants in context of forensic investigations, a firm grasp of their pharmacology and toxicology is necessary to understand their unique properties, symptomatology, and potential role in multi-substance cases.

This final course in our Core Concepts series will explore antipsychotic medications from the perspective of three scientific disciplines: pharmacology, forensic toxicology, and clinical toxicology. These insights will provide the foundations necessary to understand the potential role of antipsychotics in impairment cases and corresponding litigation.

Recommended Learners:
LEO
DRE
Toxicologist
Attorney
antipsychotics core concepts course cover
Picture of Dr. Dayne Laskey

Dr. Dayne Laskey

Dr. Laskey is an associate professor at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. He received a PharmD from the University of Connecticut, completed his pharmacy practice residency at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and his clinical toxicology fellowship from the Georgia Poison Center. See full bio. 

Picture of Dr. Sabra Jones

Dr. Sabra Jones

Sabra Jones is a board-certified Forensic Toxicologist with a focus on transportation safety. Sabra is the Regional Toxicology Liaison for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Region 5, serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Sabra has worked in transportation safety at the Federal Aviation Administration and driving impairment, in addition to other areas of forensic toxicology at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office. She served as an Assistant Professor and graduate student mentor at Boston University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Forensic Sciences program. She conducts research in the areas of forensic toxicology, analytical chemistry, and impairment. See full bio. 

Shopping Cart