Alcohol Use Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Two Birds, One Stone? is organized by College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) and will be held from Jun 01, 2017 - Apr 26, 2020.
This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.
ACPE Contact Hours:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorders (AUD) commonly co-occur and can be challenging to treat from a pharmacologic perspective. This session will focus on enhancing attendees’ understanding of the overlapping pathophysiology of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Further, first-line treatment options for these disorders will be reviewed, as well as newer evidence focusing on the use of prazosin and topiramate.
• Describe the overarching pathophysiology connecting alcohol use disorder (AUD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Construct a treatment plan for a patient with comorbid PTSD and AUD.
• Identify when prazosin and topiramate may be effective treatment options in AUD and PTSD.
• Design an evidence-based dosing strategy for prazosin and topiramate in patients with comorbid AUD and PTSD.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Psychiatry, Toxicology, Addiction Medicine, Clinical Psychology