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Stimulating Conversation About Meth Use
Andrew J Cutler, MD

Methamphetamine use is alarmingly on the rise and quickly becoming an issue of great concern. Join Dr. Andrew Cutler as he discusses the many neuropsychiatric consequences of methamphetamine abuse as well as the latest data concerning potential treatment options for patients who are addicted to methamphetamines.

CME credit: 0.75

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Just Rub Some Oil On It: The Efficacy of CBD and Hemp Products
Kari L Franson, PharmD, PhD

The use of CBD to treat a variety of health and mental health conditions is growing at a rapid rate. What is the evidence that CBD has evidence-based therapeutic effects on mental health? In this presentation Kari Franson addresses the evidence for and against the use of CBD to treat various disorders. She also discusses potential drug interactions between CBD and various psychotropic medications.

CME credit: 0.75

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Cannabis and Violence: From High to Homicidal
Charles L. Scott, MD

Contrary to popular belief, research studies suggest that cannabis has been associated with violent behavior. In this presentation, Dr. Charles Scott discusses the risk of psychosis with different forms of cannabis use, and its association with homicidal behavior.

CME credit: 0.75

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An Update on Psychedelics
Roger S McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

There is recent evidence for the use of psychedelics as a therapeutic approach for several mental health conditions, such as depression. In this presentation, Dr. Roger McIntyre examines the most current research on the use of psychedelics to treat mental health conditions, and best practices for incorporating this approach into clinical practice.

CME credit: 0.75

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NEI Psychopharmacology Congress
Not Good Enough: What to Do When Standard Treatment for Depression Fails
Roger S McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

In this presentation, Dr. Roger McIntyre discusses guidelines for treatment decisions and common challenges in depression management, as well as new molecular targets and therapies being tested for mood disorders.

CME credit: 1.00

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Similar but Different: Exploring the Options for Treating ADHD
David W Goodman, MD, FAPA

There are a wide variety of formulations available for the treatment of ADHD, thus it is important to be aware of these options in order to develop individualized treatment plans. In this presentation, Dr. David Goodman discusses various options for pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments to help address the needs of individual patients.

CME credit: 0.75

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It’s a Woman’s World: Exploring Female Mental Health Issues
Manpreet K Singh, MD, MS

Among some women, depression and anxiety disorders may be associated with reproductive cycle events. In this presentation, Dr. Singh describes female mental health issues across the reproductive lifespan and reviews evidence-based treatment strategies.

CME credit: 0.75

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Total Eclipse of the TAAR: Update on Trace Amines and Their Receptors
Stephen M Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc (Hon)

Trace amines and their receptors are somewhat novel entities that we are increasingly discovering to hold importance in the field of mental health. In this presentation, Dr. Stephen Stahl discusses the latest hypotheses and advances in our understanding of trace amines and how manipulating trace amine receptors may provide useful targets in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

CME credit: 0.75

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In the Mood: Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Depression
Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH

Differential diagnosis of bipolar and unipolar depression is key as they have different treatment strategies. Here, Dr. Leslie Citrome reviews the factors that may help with recognizing when a major depressive episode is part of a bipolar presentation as well as optimal strategies for treating patients with bipolar depression that include the incorporation of clinical judgment, relevant scientific evidence, and patients' values and preferences.

CME credit: 0.75

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Where We Are and Where We Are Headed: Advancements in the Treatment of Schizophrenia
Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH

Evolving hypotheses on the neurobiology of schizophrenia are increasingly informing the development of pharmacological agents with antipsychotic properties, with the aim of treating the full range of schizophrenia symptoms and improving treatment adherence. In this presentation, Dr. Leslie Citrome reviews new schizophrenia treatments and solutions for improving treatment adherence.

CME credit: 0.75

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Counting Sheep: Improving the Recognition and Management of Insomnia
Jade Q Wu, PhD

Sleep-wake disorders can have a serious impact on mental health. In this presentation, Dr. Jade Wu discusses how to recognize and treat insomnia. Learn more about the neurobiology of sleep and how to apply evidence-based strategies to promote healthy sleep.

CME credit: 0.75

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Safety First: A Comparison of the Safety and Tolerability of Antipsychotics
Andrew J Cutler, MD

The use of antipsychotics can be associated with side effects that may negatively affect adherence, including metabolic problems, drug-induced parkinsonism, akathisia, sedation, and sexual dysfunction. In this presentation, Dr. Andrew Cutler explores strategies to optimize the management of these side effects.

CME credit: 0.75

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Taking a Bite Out of Nutrition and Mental Health
Andrew J Cutler, MD

In this presentation, Dr. Andrew Cutler discusses the association between nutrition, neuroinflammation, and mental health conditions.

CME credit: 0.75

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Re-Counting Neurobiological and Treatment Advances of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Jeffrey Strawn, MD

Obsessive compulsive disorder is often difficult to treat and can greatly impact patient quality of life. In this presentation, Dr. Jeffrey Strawn explores effective options that may be employed when managing patients with obsessive compulsive disorders.

CME credit: 0.75

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A New Movement? Managing Acute and Chronic Movement Disorders
Laxman B. Bahroo, DO

Movement disorders, such as tardive dyskinesia and akathisia, commonly plague patients with psychiatric disorders. In this presentation, Dr. Laxman Bahroo discusses best practices for providing a differential diagnosis of movement disorders as well as evidence-based strategies for these conditions.

CME credit: 0.75

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Here to Stay: ADHD in Older Adults
David W Goodman, MD, FAPA



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Helping the Head Without Harming the Heart: Treating Depression in Patients with Heart Disease
Rajnish Mago, MD

Depression and heart disease are both common and have a reciprocal relationship that mental healthcare providers must consider when treating patients with antidepressants. Here, Dr. Rajnish Mago discusses potential cardiovascular risks of antidepressants and considerations for choosing appropriate treatment strategies.

CME credit: 0.75

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Biggest Mistakes in Psychopharm
Andrew J Cutler, MD; Jonathan M Meyer, MD; Thomas L Schwartz, MD

Mental health care professionals are only human and therefore subject to making mistakes. In this panel discussion, Drs. Thomas Schwartz, Andrew Cutler, and Jonathan Meyer will explore some of the most common mistakes in diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions as well as strategies to avoid such errors.

CME credit: 0.50

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Fighting for Mental Health: Improving Veteran Care
Nicole Gumina Ballinger, DO, MPh, FAPA; Stephen M Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc (Hon)

Out of 6 million veterans, 2 million have at least one mental health disorder. Unfortunately, there are many areas that need improvement when it comes to treating veterans with mental health conditions. In this timely presentation, Dr. Stephen Stahl and Dr. Nicole Ballinger discuss these gaps in treatment, along with the importance of understanding military culture for clinicians who treat mental health conditions in veterans.

CME credit: 0.75

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It Never Gets Old: Age-related Dementia and Psychosis
Laxman B. Bahroo, DO

In this presentation, Dr. Laxman Bahroo provides information on the latest hypothesized neurobiological bases for psychosis in the context of dementia as well as best practices for diagnosing and treating psychosis in patients with age-related dementias such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

CME credit: 0.75

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Beyond the Binary: Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse People
Rhonda Garrett Schwindt, DNP, PMHNP

Gender diverse populations are at high risk for mental health disparities. It is important for clinicians to be culturally-informed about the best clinical practices to optimize mental health outcomes for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people. Join Dr. Rhonda Schwindt as she addresses the most important considerations for mental healthcare in this vulnerable population.

CME credit: 0.75

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Nurturing Cultural Humility in Mental Health Care
Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr., MD; Rona J Hu, MD

In this presentation, Drs. Napoleon Higgins and Rona Hu will discuss how cultural differences contribute to health disparities and unequal access to care and that cultural knowledge and identity are important determinants of treatment outcomes in mental health.

CME credit: 0.75

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Inflamed in the Brain: The Role of Inflammation in Psychiatry
Roger S McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

In this presentation, Dr. Roger McIntyre reviews the basics of immunology, the correlates of inflammation in mood disorders, and treatments with anti-inflammatory properties.

CME credit: 0.75

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There’s More to It: ADHD and Comorbidities
Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr., MD

Most patients with ADHD have comorbid psychiatric disorders, which can obscure diagnosis and may also have an important impact on treatment selection. In this presentation, Dr. Napoleon Higgins will discuss the appropriate differential diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in older adults.

CME credit: 0.75

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The When, Why, and How of Using Benzodiazepines
Jeffrey Strawn, MD

Here, Dr. Jeffrey Strawn investigates some of the nuances and best practices for utilizing benzodiazepines, their efficacy in anxiety disorders, and the hypothetical neurobiological mechanisms by which benzodiazepines act.

CME credit: 1.00

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Anger Everywhere: Addressing Agitation in Psychiatric Disorders
Rona J Hu, MD

Agitation is a serious and potentially dangerous consequence of many psychiatric conditions. In this presentation, Dr. Rona Hu explores the neurobiology of aggressive behaviors and discusses pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for ameliorating agitation and preventing the escalation to violence in patients with mental illness.

CME credit: 0.75

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If You Prescribe Antipsychotics, You Must Use Plasma Levels: Here's Why and How
Jonathan M Meyer, MD

For all clinicians who prescribe antipsychotic medications, obtaining plasma drug levels can be essential to guide prescribing. In this presentation, Dr. Jonathan Meyer emphasizes the importance of obtaining plasma drug levels and provides evidence-based protocols for monitoring those levels.

CME credit: 0.75

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