May 07, 2024

NAMI Ask the Expert: Movement Disorders as a Side Effect of Psychiatric Medications  Thursday, May 23 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM EST


Thursday, May 23 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM EST

For people who take psychiatric medications, it’s important to understand the potential side effects and know what symptoms to watch for.

The development of movement disorders is one rare, but significant potential side effect of some psychiatric medications, occurring most commonly in the group referred to as “antipsychotics.”

Join us for the upcoming NAMI Ask the Expert webinar, where we will focus on movement disorders that may occur as a result of taking some psychiatric medications.

During this Ask the Expert webinar, you will learn about:

  • The prevalence of movement disorders a side effect of psychiatric medications
  • What symptoms of movement disorders may look and feel like
  • The challenges associated with movement disorders as a side effect
  • Treatment options available for individuals who are affected by movement disorders
  • Strategies to use when discussing movement disorders as a side effect with health care providers

Hear from our guest expert, Craig Chepke, M.D., DFAPA, a Board-Certified psychiatrist and Medical Director of Excel Psychiatric Associates, on the background, treatment, and care of movement disorders.

We welcome your participation and invite you to submit questions for our guest expert through the webinar registration form.

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Our Experts

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Craig Chepke, MD, DFAPA
Medical Director, Excel Psychiatric Associates

Dr. Craig Chepke is a Board-Certified psychiatrist in clinical practice as the medical director of Excel Psychiatric Associates in Huntersville, NC, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry for the Sandra and Leon Levine Psychiatry Residency Program at Atrium Health. He attended NYU School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry training at Duke University.

As part of an interdisciplinary treatment team in his practice, he employs a person-centered care model to tailor treatments to each individual’s needs, integrating traditional pharmacotherapy and psychotherapeutic and physical health and wellness interventions. His clinical and academic interests include serious mental illness, movement disorders, ADHD, and sleep medicine. Dr. Chepke is the Scientific Director for the Psych Congress family of CME conferences, and he has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.


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