Psychopharmacological Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Short Course
with Allan Melmed, MD

This course was offered on Friday, April 19, 2013

This short course will present an overview of the current psychopharmacology of mood and anxiety disorders.  In addition, there will be discussion of the psychodynamics of psychotropic interventions and the collaborative process between psychiatrist and patient and between therapist and psychiatrist from a self psychological and relational perspective.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the mechanisms of action and the underlying physiology in psychopharmacological treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.
  2. Identify the psychotropic drugs that are used in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and the various anxiety disorders.
  3. Describe the disorders for which psychotropics are useful.
  4. Discuss the psychodynamics of psychotropic intervention and the collaborative processes involved from a self psychology and relational perspective.

Dr. Allan Melmed has supervised in the Psychotherapy Training Program of ICP&P.  He is a psychiatrist with a special interest in psychotherapy and in the psychopharmacology of mood and anxiety disorders. He is in private practice in Falls Church, VA.

Registration and fees:

$80.00 for ICP&P Members
$120 for Non-Members
$35 for Students

To register, please mail the registration form with your check to
ICP&ampP, 4601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 8, Washington, DC 20008

Continuing Education Credit

4.0 CE credits available for full attendance.
The Institute of Contemporary Psychology and Psychoanalysis (ICP&P) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP&P is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP&P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP&P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credit hours awarded by ICP&P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage and family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 4.0 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP&P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP&P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)Ô.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, please call 202-686-9300 ext. 5 or email

Dr. Melmed has informed us that he does not have a conflict of interest and has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Any references to “off-label” (non-FDA approved) use of medication, products or devices will be explicitly disclosed in his presentation.