Psychiatric Times Reports From the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Annual Meeting


UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times, a leading online community for mental health professionals, reports on the field of addiction psychiatry from the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) in Aventura, Florida. Some highlights from the conference include:

  • Diagnosing and Treating Substance Use Disorders in General Psychiatry: How does the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders fit into the general practice of psychiatry? Dr. Laurence Westreich, President of the AAAP, addresses that question in this podcast.
  • Addictive Disorders: Updates and Findings: Ismene L. Petrakis, MD touches on alcohol use disorders, e-cigarettes, prescription opioid use and abuse, cannabis use, stimulant use, medical marijuana, gambling, and opioid antagonist therapy to prevent overdose.
  • What All Psychiatrists Need to Know About Addictions: Because at least 10% of the US population suffers from a substance use disorder in any given year, the AAAP has expanded its longstanding Board Review Course in Addictions to a more inclusive “Addictions and Their Treatment” course.
  • Special Populations in Addiction Psychiatry: The Elderly and Women Medication misuse and alcohol abuse are a huge problem in the US, and women and the elderly are not exempt. In this Q&A, Louis A. Trevisan, MD touches on the epidemiology, recognition, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorder in these two populations.
  • Adolescent Marijuana Use and Vulnerability for Neuropsychiatric Disorders: An overview of some of the recent scientific data examining the relationship between adolescent marijuana use and later onset of neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • Pharmacogenetics to Predict Treatment Outcome in Substance Use Disorders: This brief communication by Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, MD highlights the importance of genetic predictors and moderators of treatment research in the field of substance use.

Additionally, several prominent psychiatrists presented their expertise in podcasts and videos featured on Psychiatric Times:

  • Treatment for Cocaine Dependence
  • Motivational Interviewing: An Inspirational Overview
  • Effects of Adolescent Marijuana Use on Cognition

Psychiatric Times is the country’s leading psychiatric publication and regularly publishes content on key issues in mental health.

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