2017 Psychiatric Nursing

PCB800 - The Brain is A Learning Machine: Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorders (Rx = 1.75 hrs.) Fetal Neurodevelopment, Teen Neurodevelopment

Apr 26, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 26, 2017 9:45am

Expiration Date: May 19, 2020

Credits: None available.

Standard: $27.00


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least 3 brain regions where neuroplastic changes occur due to the development of an addictive disorder.
  • Describe genetic and environmental factors that increase an individual’s risk for the neuroadaptational changes consistent with addiction.
  • Describe how the neuroplastic brain changes that occur until about age 20 form an environment that poses particular vulnerabilities for addiction.



  • Laura Leahy, DrNP(c), APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC:
    American Psychiatric Publishing
    Author/Editor (royalties)

    Slack Publishing
    Author/Editor (independent contractor)

    NEOS Therapeutics
    Paid Speaker
  • Matt Tierney, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNS:
    Alkermes Pharmaceutical
    Publication Authorship Agreement


  • 1.75 - Pharmacology
  • 2.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs)
  • 2.25 - CA RN/CA BRN

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