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Detecting and Managing Sedative-Hypnotic and Stimulant Use Disorders

Activity Type:

  • On Demand


Release Date: 4/1/2017

Expiration Date: 2/1/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 0.5
  • Participation: 0.5

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Overview

Despite extensive clinical experience, there remain concerns about overprescribing, abuse liability, and the behavioral safety of sedative-hypnotics and stimulants. This is an especially concerning problem given the marked rise of stimulant use. While these medications are effective treatments for psychiatric disorders, sedative-hypnotic agents for anxiety disorders and stimulants for ADHD, have a significant risk of abuse. The incidence of non-prescribed use is substantial. This presentation provides an overview of the strategies to detect and manage abuse of these controlled substances with special attention on the complex clinical issues that arise when prescribing these agents in the presence of coocurring substance use disorders.

**This content was captured at the 2016 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM. 

Pricing

  • General Member - $6.25
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - $6.25
  • Non-Member - $12.50

Educational Objectives

  • Identify the epidemiology of sedative-hypnotic and prescription stimulant misuse and use disorders
  • Examine clinical strategies to minimize stimulant and sedative misuse and diversion
  • Describe detection and management techniques for patients prescribed sedative-hypnotic and stimulant medications

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Resident/Fellows

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: February 1, 2020

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned. 

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenter

  • John J. Mariani, M.D., Columbia University. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Program Planners

  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Clayton Barnes, M.D., M.P.H., San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Deputy Director, Development and Engagement, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Claire Van Wagner, Membership Development Coordinator, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

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