“It is highly likely that you, a member of your family, or a close friend will face the decision of whether to use a medication to treat a diagnosed psychiatric disorder. Do you have the skills and knowledge to participate in the decision to use a drug as therapy?”

That is the opening paragraph for Medicating for Mental Health: Judicious Use of Psychiatric Drugs, a new online course on ColgateX, launching on August 26.  The instructor is Scott Kraly, Charles A Dana Professor of Psychology.

The course already has more than 3,000 registrants from 121 countries. Participants will learn how to be effective collaborators with physicians, psychiatrists, or psychologists.

Watch Professor Kraly preview the course below:


The course is a continuation of Kraly’s research, featured in the Summer 2013 issue of the Colgate Scene and in his book, Psychopharmacology Problem Solving: Principles and Practices to Get It Right.

This free interactive ColgateX course offers participants a chance to acquire confidence that a psychiatric medication can improve  symptoms while minimizing the risk of side effects.