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Lecture Overview

The world of psychotherapeutic medicines can be confusing - there are so many medications with hard-to-pronounce names that distinguishing between them can be difficult. This short and sharp talk by Associate Professor Louis Roller will refresh your memory on the common psychotherapeutic medications.


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Louis Roller

Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 56 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines. He has been and is on the editorial board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook and has contributed significantly to all three editions of Mosby’s Dictionary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge and writes articles on disease state management. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, as well the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. He still lectures to pharmacy undergraduates on a number of topics. He has particular interests in drug interactions and pharmacogenomics and William Shakespeare. He has served as a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch since 2008. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. His current activities include singing in a choir, visiting schools about bullying (Courage to Care), and giving talks to U3A groups and appropriate accommodation groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile


11 Total Rating(s)
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Cassandra Dowell
02 Apr 2019

I really enjoyed this short presentation. It just skimmed the top of the medications for mental health issues and leaves me wanting a greater in-depth knowledge. Is there a chance more mental health medication presentations can be available that delve deeper into this fascinating area?

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Emily Gillies
19 Feb 2019

Great content, brief and straight to the point.

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Cherie Dorotich
20 Jan 2019

Concise and accurate.

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Cherie Martin
06 Apr 2018

A short resource for such a large topic. Difficult to feel a comprehensive knowledge of this topic. Need further education. But the resource was a good introduction.

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Fionn Griegg
14 Mar 2018

Thank you for this VLA. Really good knowledge gained.

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Norest Mashonganyika
24 Dec 2017

well presented

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Christine Pearse
16 May 2017

Hard to follow this lecturer as he spoke too fast and hurried through his explantions