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Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants

Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants

Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants

Lee Wilson and Emma Davies
Lee Wilson and Emma Davies
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 19 Jun 2018
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This session describes the pharmacology of antidepressants and anticonvulsants and their clinical use in pain management.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• List the different types of antidepressant and anticonvulsant drugs
• Outline the mechanism of action of antidepressants and anticonvulsants with relevance to pain pathways
• Explain common side-effects associated with antidepressant and anticonvulsant use
• Identify types of pain antidepressants and anticonvulsants are used to treat
Lee Wilson and Emma Davies

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Lee Wilson and Emma Davies
on behalf of Health Education England

Lee Wilson -
Consultant Pharmacist, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lee has worked across the various disciplines of pain medicine during his post as Consultant Pharmacist with Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals. His current post involves regular clinical sessions in palliative care and he chairs a group liaising between the various pain specialisms.

Outside of pain management, Lee holds responsibility for updating the community-wide medicines formulary as chair of the local Formulary Liaison Group. He recently co-ordinated updating of the local guidance around prescribing in neuropathic pain.

Lee is a content author on the e-PAIN project.

Emma Davies -
Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner in Pain Management, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Healthboard

Emma has worked as a non-palliative pain management specialist pharmacist for the past nine years in England and now in South Wales.

Working cross-sector and in acute and chronic pain management, Emma has developed a particular interest in the factors involved in pain becoming problematic and long-term as well as the misuse of prescription analgesics.

Emma is involved in a number of groups associated with improving pain education amongst all medical professions as well as pursuing research into the use of opioids and the additional health and economic burdens they pose.

Emma is a content author for the e-PAIN project.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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