Mark S. Gold, MD
Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
University of Florida College of Medicine
Nicole Avena, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of
Visiting Research Associate
Department of Psychology
Goals and Objectives:
1. The learner will review appetite, eating, and body
weight changes reported for drug intoxication and withdrawal.
2. The learner will list approaches commonly taken in
psychiatric or addiction facilities to help patients with post-detoxification
3. The learner will evaluate empirical data on behavioral
and neurochemical signs of addiction revealed through preclinical models of
overeating palatable foods.
4. The learner will review brain pathways that are
perturbed by overeating that results in addiction-like behaviors, in order to
determine possible pharmacotherapies.
The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this
educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program has been approved for 1.0 clinical hours of
continuing education for nursing, clinical social workers, mental health
counselors and marriage and family therapists by Shands at the University of
Florida, Patient and Family Resources, BAP-7, Exp. 3/2011.
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