Antipsychotics are a class of medication that can be extremely helpful when used appropriately. This class can be used as an adjunct to treat mood irregularities, treatment resistant depression, and bipolar depression. Primary care providers and specialties other than psychiatry often lack an appropriate comfort level with prescribing antipsychotics which prevents the prescriber from using the class all together. This recording is intended to increase the prescribers comfort level with antipsychotics, learn about some of the newer agents, and facilitate the use of these medications safely and appropriately.
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Stephanie L. Shafer, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, works in a large private practice in Lansing, MI, providing clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-compulsive tendencies, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and Personality Disorders. She has achieved considerable success treating these conditions. This success has largely resulted from the development of a structured model of care that includes a significant focus on clinical and background histories, identifying psychosocial stressors, and evaluating prior medical and psychiatric diagnoses (and treatment regimens associated with these conditions). This approach and model of medical management is essential to the effective delivery of psychiatric medications to this population.
From a clinical perspective, Stephanie has worked in a myriad of settings, including emergency medicine, primary care, and psychiatry, within a large urban hospital, community-based practice, clinics, and in a private-practice setting. Her transition from primary care to psychiatry evolved as a means of providing effective treatment for a growing population of underserved patients with psychiatric disorders.
Stephanie’s commitment to her specialty is evident. She completed a post-graduate degree specializing in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, earned her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate, and is a requested presenter, sharing her expertise with multidisciplinary healthcare audiences throughout the country.
Financial: Stephanie Shafer is the owner and founder of Neurobehavioral Health and Wellness. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Stephanie Shafer is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
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