PCSS-O Free Online Module

Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.

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Managing Patients with Pain, Psychiatric Co-Morbidity & Addiction

John A. Renner Jr., MD, CAS Division of Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicinesychiatric Co-Morbidity & Addiction

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Module Description: Co-Occurring psychiatric disorders are common in patients with chronic pain and greatly increase the likelihood for poor treatment outcome and the risk for dependence on opioid medications. Clinicians who treat chronic pain should therefore be alert for symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder in these patients. This teaching module will present recommendations for the assessment and treatment of these complex, but common clinical problems.            

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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (1H79TI023439) from SAMHSA.The views expressed in written conference materials or publications andby speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the officialpolicies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.