Psychopharmacology

Expert Q&A

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips | Psychopharmacology | Psychotherapy | Substance Abuse

Ms. Petitt’s manages the program that selects and trains researchers for the MDMA-assisted psychotherapy protocols MAPS Public Benefit Corporation is conducting. The program has reviewed 300 applicants, and is in the midst of training 80 people who will work on therapy teams for Phase 3 trials. In addition to the training program, Ms. Petitt has also

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Research Update

Does CBT Improve Outcome in Buprenorphine Treatment?

Topics: Psychopharmacology | Psychotherapy | Research Update

Patients receiving buprenorphine for opioid use disorder are typically also referred for psychotherapy, either individual or group. However, several studies have failed to show that therapy improves outcomes in buprenorphine treatment program Review of: Moore B et al. Cognitive behavioral therapy improves treatment outcomes for prescription opioid us

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Street Drugs, CATR, March/April 2017

Topics: Addiction | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychopharmacology | Psychotherapy | Research Update | Substance Abuse

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only (December 31, 2017). By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CME credits. Click here to take your CME test. Note: All of the CME tests are available in the “My Account” section of the site when you are log

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News of Note

Concerta: Brand vs Generic

Topics: Child Psychiatry | News of Note | Pharmaceutical Industry | Psychopharmacology

In November 2016, the FDA announced that it was requiring two companies to withdraw their generic versions of Concerta (OROS methylphenidate) because of efficacy concerns. Such actions are quite unusual, and when they occur, they tend to shake doctors’ confidence in the generic drug system—which branded drug companies are often eager to encourage. B

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