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Course Overview

Obsessive-compulsive disorder behaviors and thoughts are intrusive, inappropriate, and repetitive causing extreme distress. Post-traumatic stress disorder is associated with persistent, recurring reliving of a traumatic event. OCD behaviors and PTSD can be highly debilitating conditions severe enough to impact activities of daily living and quality of life. Previously, these disorders were categorized as subtypes of anxiety disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5. These disorders are now considered Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders in DSM-5. The goal of this continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ clinical knowledge regarding identification of OCD and PTSD, incidence, etiology, and treatment while minimizing toxicities. 

About the Course Author

Diana Rangaves, PharmD, RPh, is a writer, editor for Doctorpedia.com, and award-winning teacher.Rangaves graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1983 from the University of California. Diana Rangaves, PharmD, RPh has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0513-0000-18-081-H01-P

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the new standards for identifying obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5; Identify the various drugs and drug classes used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder under the DSM-5 guidelines; Review the different adverse effects of drugs used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Outline:


    About This Course

    Learning Objectives

    Content Page 1

    What Is OCD? Signs and Symptoms

    OCD Diagnosis, Etiology, Risk Factors — A Closer Look

    Treatment of OCD — Portal to Reality

    Content Page 2

    Medication Therapy for OCD

    What Is PTSD?

    Signs and Symptoms

    PTSD Diagnosis, Etiology, Risk Factors — A Closer Look

    Behavioral Therapy for the Patient With PTSD

    Cognitive Therapy PTSD

    Medication Treatment PTSD


    Clinical Vignette


    Course Contributor


  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Social Workers; Pharmacists.
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    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.