Grand Rounds - Dec. 13, 2019
“An Update on APA Guidelines for Alcohol Use Disorder”

Speaker: John W. Tsuang, M.D., Director of Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program Harbor‐UCLA Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Objectives: 1) Describe the epidemiology of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and outline current and evolving diagnostic criteria 2) Describe challenges to the successful identification of patients with AUD 3) Review the appropriate process for transitioning a patient from Emergency Care to outpatient treatment. 4) Review the co-morbidities commonly associated with AUD 5) Identify the treatment modalities currently available for management of AUD and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine 6) Develop strategies for recognizing and improving therapeutic adherence in patients treated for AUD


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