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Double Challenge: Mental Disorders and Addiction- The Mental Disorder Course, 8 hours

This class is an overview of the symptoms and features of the most common mental disorders and the particular treatment and medications generally prescribed for each. The class explores the particular challenges these disorders create. Case studies are utilized that help participants recognize general behavior and symptomology. The common use of psychoactive drugs to self-medicate is covered as are ways to encourage prescribed medication compliance. The use of Twelve-Step Programs for mental disorders is explored. Effective communication skills are practiced. The course booklet serves as a resource for participants in this interactive, information-packed class.