Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2016 - Use of Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Other Conditions

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Use of Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Other Conditions

Course Description

This course discusses alternative uses for anti-epileptic medications, including indications for use of certain anti-epileptic drugs in treating pain, mood disorders, headache and movement disorders. 


Judy Ozuna, MN ARNP, CNRN
Nurse Practitioner, Neurology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Affiliate Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty, Dept. of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UWSON

Comments from lecture attendees:

“Helpful information on anti-epileptic medications for psychiatric disorders. I will be able to utilize this information to provide more options for my clients' psychiatric symptoms.”

“Thanks to this talk, I have tools for a greater consideration for the use of anti-epileptic drugs for non-epileptic conditions.”

Target Audience

For psychiatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this module, you will be better able to:

  1. List at least three non-epileptic conditions for which selected anti-epileptic drugs have indications for use. 
  2. Identify factors to consider when determining which anti-epileptic drug to use for a given non-epileptic condition. 


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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
  • 1.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours
  • 1.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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