Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2017 - Psychiatric Symptoms in the Context of Opioid Taper
What happens in a person's brain when coming off of long-term opioid therapy? Mark Sullivan, professor of psychiatry and pain medicine, discusses the physical, social and psychiatric effects of opioid taper, and shares findings from the Prescription Opioid Taper Study on how to support patients during the discontinuation of chronic opioid therapy.
Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UWSOM; Adjunct Professor, Medical History and Ethics, UWSOM; Adjunct Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UW School of Medicine, Seattle
Comments and Reviews
"Mark Sullivan was really outstanding. New information well-presented and backed up."
Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Describe how opioid therapy may treat or mask psychiatric symptoms.
- Discuss how opioid taper may unmask psychiatric symptoms.
- Describe strategies to address unmasked psychiatric symptoms.
- 1.15 Contact hours
- 1.15 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level