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Addiction: Alternatives to Abstinence

Identifies the three major treatment models for addictive behaviors and a brief history of each: (a) the moral model, (b) the medical model, (c) the harm-reduction model. Describes the most recent research on the effectiveness of abstinence and harm-reduction addiction treatment programs and who each approach is best suited for. Lists protective behavioral strategies (PBS) used in moderating alcohol use among college students. Distinguishes “overdose” from “high”, and list risk factors for overdose and strategies for prevention. Describes approaches to treating opioid dependence and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
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Learning Objectives

 

  1. Identify the three major treatment models for addictive behaviors and a brief history of each: 
    (a) the moral model, 
    (b) the medical model, 
    (c) the harm-reduction model.
  2. Describe the most recent research on the effectiveness of abstinence and harm-reduction treatment programs and who each approach is best suited for.
  3. List protective behavioral strategies (PBS) used in moderating alcohol use among college students.
  4. Distinguish “overdose” from “high”, and list risk factors for overdose and strategies for prevention.
  5. Describe approaches to treating opioid dependence and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Products specifications
Instructor B. Sternberg, Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 3
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Identifies the rates of incidence and essentials of diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Discusses the issues and controversies in diagnosis of adult ADHD. Describes the clinical essentials of differential diagnosis of ADHD in adults and presentations of other disorders with similar core symptoms. Identiies medications (stimulants and non-stimulants) that may be used in pharmacological management of ADHD in the adult population. Discusses the recent developments in the field of non-stimulant medications for adult ADHD, including cholinergic drugs and atypical antidepressants.
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Paradise Regained: Achieving Remission in Depression

Identifies pharmacological, herbal, and integrative approaches useful in remission-oriented management of unipolar depression/major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. Outlines the issues of neurotransmitter-affecting medications, associated side effects, and interactions with other medications, including drugs used in dental practice. Discusses the optimal strategies for treatment augmentation in cases of treatment-resistant depression. Discusses experimental treatments for depression (e.g., transcranial magnetic therapy and vagus nerve stimulation) with patients.
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Brain & Stress: PTSD & Adjustment Disorder

Explains the principles of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder, the controversy that surrounds its classification, and its proper place in the hierarchy of psychiatric disorders. Identifies helpful strategies for patients with Adjustment Disorder. Outlines the issues of diagnosis and management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Describes Shared Psychotic Disorder and its diagnosis and treatment. Describes ways to cope with stress and recommends appropriate coping strategies to patients.