Dual Diagnoses of Youth Substance Use Disorders and Depression: The Nature of the Association and Treatment Implications

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Presenter: Yifrah Kaminer, MD, MBA, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Alcohol Research Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians.

Credit Designations Available: a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

About the webinar: This webinar will review the intersection of substance use disorders (SUD) and diagnosed depression within young people in the U.S. Since the mid-1990s, Major Depressive Episodes (MDE) increased in terms of percentage and the rate of those with MDE who experience severe impairment. Additionally, SUD presents in 3 of 10 youth experiencing MDE, which makes this subset of youth population with co-occurring disorders (COD) at an increased risk of suicidal behavior more than due to each uni-diagnosis alone. COD have also compounding effects on personal life quality, wellness and on response to treatment. Finally, recent developments in interventions for youth with COD will be presented. 

Educational objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Explain the five co-occurrence models to diagnosing patients who may be presenting symptoms of both conditions. 
  • Summarize the implications of comorbid major depressive disorder and substance use disorder to youth. 

Explain how to effectively communicate potential interventions and treatment methods to youth.

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Event Details

June 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
no costs