Learning Objectives, Stimulant Abuse, CATR, September/October 2014

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After reading these articles, you should be able to:

  1. Summarize some of the issues to consider when deciding whether to prescribe cognitive enhancers to patients.
  2. Detail the problem of malingering or faking ADHD.
  3. Describe what’s in one of the most popular energy drinks and what the research shows about whether it enhances performance.
  4. Identify some best practices in treating patients with traumatic brain injury.
  5. Describe how to evaluate ADHD symptoms in patients with addiction.
  6. Evaluate some of the current research regarding addiction.