Online Course » PTSD #4: Trauma, the Brain, and Medication - Interview with Anthony D'Agostino, MD

Course Description:
PTSD is characterized by symptoms that reflect some form of persistent re-experiencing of the original traumatic event. Anthony M. D’Agostino, MD, discusses the impact of trauma and stress on the brain and explains the use of neurological findings and medication to treat adults and children with PTSD. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the underlying neurobiological effects of acute stress and PTSD on the brain; and
  • Discuss medication treatment of the symptoms of PTSD.
Author Bio:
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, founder and president of On Good Authority, interviews: Anthony M. D'Agostino, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the Alexian Brothers Hospital, now in Hoffman Estates, IL. He has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Loyola University Medical School in Illinois since 1972 and is a past president of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, where he has been active on various committees of that organization over the years, including the ethics and insurance committees. He served on the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association from 1996 to 2002. Dr. D'Agostino was in the military as a psychiatrist during the Viet Nam War. The Alexian Brothers Hospital will soon be working with the Department of Defense on issues related to returning veterans. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. D'Agostino is in the private practice of adult and child psychiatry.
Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
Association of Social Work Boards - view details
California Board of Registered Nursing - view details
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - view details
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details

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