Stimulants: Caffeine, Amphetamines, etc.

Identifies the physiologic, pharmacologic, and psychoneurologic properties of stimulants. Outlines the issues of caffeine toxicity, caffeine withdrawal, and management of caffeine-related disorders. Describes the mechanisms involved in amphetamine addiction and approaches to management of this condition. Identifies stimulants and stimulant-like medications used in weight reduction and appetite suppression.
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Hour 1

  1.    Caffeine as a Stimulant
  2.    Amphetamines

 

Hour 2

  1.    DSM Criteria for Amphetamine Abuse
  2.    Treatment of Amphetamine Induced Conditions
  3.    Medications for Amphetamine Induced Disorders

 

Hour 3

    1.    Use of Stimulants in Management of Obesity
    2.    Search and Development of “Better” Stimulants
    3.    Supplemental Information

 

Learning Objectives 

    1. Identify the physiologic, pharmacologic, and psychoneurologic properties of stimulants.
    2. Outline the issues of caffeine toxicity, caffeine withdrawal, and management of caffeine-related disorders.
    3. Describe the mechanisms involved in amphetamine addiction and approaches to management of this condition.
    4. Identify stimulants and stimulant-like medications used in weight reduction and appetite suppression.
Instructor N. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 3
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