As new treatments for cancer are rapidly developed and employed, patients with cancer and comorbid mental illness face unique challenges. This course reviews the use of approved chemotherapeutic agents in patients prescribed psychotropic medications and addresses the challenges that arise, which may differ from typical psychiatric practice. Through the use of illustrative clinical cases, it reviews how cancer-fighting agents are employed in the context of concomitant psychotropic use, which psychiatric drugs have evidence for use in cancer patients, and how to allay potential fears about prescribing stimulants, benzodiazepines, hypnotics and other psychotropic medications.
**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.
- General Member - $6.25
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - $6.25
- Non-Member - $12.50
Free member registration for this course through the Course of the Month program ended on September 30, 2017.
- describe the most common cancers in the United States and the new treatments that have been developed to manage them
- distinguish drug-drug interactions between psychiatric medications and new chemotherapies
- identify psychiatry-related pearls regarding antiemetics, steroids, nutrition and cancer
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: September 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.
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
- Virginia O’Brien, M.D., Duke University Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Walter E. Wilson, Jr., M.D., M.H.A., University of Cincinnati Hospital. 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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