Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the three first-line medications for PTSD and which medication class is discouraged in PTSD.
  • Review three common co-morbid conditions with PTSD and discuss a management approach for each one.
  • Explain how to access the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines on PTSD.

Target Audience

Our primary audience is:

  • Primary Care and Community Mental Health Providers
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists

Faculty

  • Psychiatrist, Durham VA Medical Center; and Assistant
    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University

CME Information

Release Date: March 20, 2012
Expiration Date: March 20, 2019
Review Date:
Michael Hirsch, MD on March 10, 2014
Michael Hirsch, MD on February 20, 2015
Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc on March 11, 2016


CREDIT

TYPE

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

1.00

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

1.00

Nursing Contact Hours

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.

1.00

Psychologists CE Credit

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 continuing education credits for psychologists.

1.00

Social Work CE Credit

The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers.

This program has been approved for 1.00 Social Work Continuing Education hour forrelicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston Collegeand Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D72111-1.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors CE Credit

MaMHCA, and its agent, MMCEP has been designated by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to approve sponsors of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure renewal, in accordance with the requirements of 262 CMR 7.00.

Application for licensed mental health counselor continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contactus at 866-664-7792 or mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu for the status of LMHC CE accreditation.

1.00

(self-claim)

Other Professions

Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.


Planners

Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD
Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD
John Fromson, MD
Tristan Gorrindo, MD
Anan Nathif, EdM
Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc

FACULTY/PLANNERS/REVIEWERS DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, speakers have been asked to disclose all relationships they have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, devices, etc., that might be germane to the content of their lectures. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given talk. In addition, faculty have been asked to describe any "off label" uses of pharmaceutical products and devices.

The following planners/reviewers/faculty members have reported no relationships with any companies whose products may be germane to the content of their presentations:

Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD
Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD
John A. Fromson, MD
Tristan Gorrindo, MD
Anan Nathif, EdM

The following planners/reviewers/faculty members have reported receiving something of value* from a company whose products may be germane to the content of their presentations:

Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc
Research Grant: Forest Laboratory

Bruce P. Capehart, MD
Patent Application Pending: Tizanidine in Psychiatric Disorders

* "Something of value" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.


In 2014, McLean Hospital updated its disclosure process to include the following:

Disclosure Information
In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:

Commercial Interest
The ACCME defines a "commercial interest" as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org.

Financial relationships
Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Relevant financial relationships
ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12 month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines "'relevant' financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

Since 2014, the following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

Michael Hirsch, MD, Reviewer
Honoraria: UpToDate

Since 2014, all other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.


Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit


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