Not What You Think – A Clinical Vignette

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By Timothy Fong, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine; Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Sponsoring organization: American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Clinical Vignette Description: There is a lack of knowledge and understanding among physicians on how opiate use disorders can occur and present in clinical situations with anxiety disorder. This creates a gap between identification and intervention of opiate use disorders and causes a lack of awareness and understanding of the common clinical issues that are associated with using buprenorphine. This course is a case-based vignette highlighting a common and typical scenario of how opiate use disorders presents in a general psychiatric setting.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Increase knowledge and understanding of how opiate use disorders can occur and present in clinical situations with anxiety disorders
  2. Describe the use of buprenorphine in a case of opiate use disorders and anxiety disorders
  3. Increase awareness and understanding of the common clinical issues that are associated with using buprenorphine

Accreditation and Designation: 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 material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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