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Course # 61512 • Medical and Illicit Use of Anabolic Steroids

Overview

Anabolic steroids, also referred to as anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), include the male hormone testosterone and related compounds that have muscle-building (anabolic) and masculinizing (androgenic) effects. It is imperative for healthcare providers to recognize the risk factors and acute and chronic signs and symptoms of current and past AAS abuse in order to identify and treat these patients. The purpose of this course is to provide psychologists with the knowledge necessary to recognize and intervene early in order to prevent adverse and potentially irreversible consequences of AAS misuse. The course will provide information regarding the motivation to use AAS and warning signs and symptoms that may indicate abuse. Many of the gaps in identification, assessment, and appropriate treatment of patients with current and past AAS use and abuse can be addressed through provider education.

Education Category: Community Health

Release Date: 11/01/2016

Expiration Date: 10/31/2019

Audience

This advanced course is designed for psychologists who are involved in the care of individuals who may use anabolic steroids.

Accreditations/Approvals

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 5 credit(s).

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to provide psychologists with the knowledge necessary to recognize and intervene early in order to prevent adverse and potentially irreversible consequences of anabolic-androgenic steroid misuse.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of action of anabolic steroids, specifically testosterone.
  2. Outline the range of therapeutic indications of anabolic steroids.
  3. Identify the epidemiology, risk factors, and characteristics of anabolic steroid abusers.
  4. List the potential adverse effects of anabolic steroid use.
  5. Discuss the signs and symptoms of anabolic steroid use and abuse.
  6. Recall appropriate interventions to manage the physical and neuropsychiatric effects of acute and chronic anabolic steroid use in current and past users.

Faculty

Mark Rose, BS, MA, is a licensed psychologist and researcher in the field of alcoholism and drug addiction based in Minnesota. He has written or contributed to the authorship of numerous papers on addiction and other medical disorders and has written books on prescription opioids and alcoholism published by the Hazelden Foundation. He also serves as an Expert Advisor and Expert Witness to various law firms on matters related to substance abuse, is on the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis-based International Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine, and is a member of several professional organizations.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, Mark Rose, BS, MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

James Trent, PhD

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

Our contributing faculty members have taken care to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and compatible with the standards generally accepted at the time of publication. The publisher disclaims any liability, loss or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents. Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into practice.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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