Neuropsychology of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders: Neurotoxic Sequelae in Infants, Children and Adults

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Neuropsychology of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders: Neurotoxic Sequelae in Infants, Children and Adults

September 24, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Topic: Neuropsychology of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders: Neurotoxic Sequelae in Infants, Children and Adults
Date:
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time:
11.30am MST
Presenter:
 Dr. James Lewis
[Registration Opens 09/10/2015]

This presentation differentiates “classic” fetal alcohol syndrome from the underidentified fetal drug and alcohol exposure disorders that create extreme high risk for “subtle” and worse neurodevelopmental disorders (in learning, attention, memory and executive functioning) This session also focuses on applying knowledge of Clinical Neuropsychology to evaluations of brain impairment in you and older children who ingest caregivers’ alcohol and on differential diagnosis of frontotemporal disorders in adolescent alcohol/substance abusers (neurotoxic effects on the physiologically immature brain.) The Adult neurotoxicology component addresses the frequent misdiagnosis of bipolar and mood disorders for substance induced mood and cognitive disturbance that “mimics” other psychiatric conditions. The presentation concludes with methods to enhance recovery of function in affected clients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Have a basic understanding of the under identified neuropsychological consequences of fetal drug and alcohol exposure as differentiated from the predominant medical model that is limited to diagnosis only of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Overlooked conditions include “acquired” neurocognitive disorders
  2. Learn about an evaluation model that identifies neurotoxic effects on learning, attention, memory and executive function in you and older children’s ingestion of caregivers’ alcohol and differential frontotemporal disorders from adolescent alcohol/substance disorder effects on the “physiologically immature” brain
  3. Understand how neuropshychological assessments of adults with alcohol and substance abuse can differentiate “over diagnosed” bipolar mood disorders from under diagnosed substance induced mood and cognitive disturbance. This area of focus will also include how to enhance prognosis for recovery of function

 

Details

Date:
September 24, 2015
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Venue

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