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Mood and Anxiety Symptoms in Persons Taking Prescription Opioids: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analyses of Longitudinal Studies

About the Course

This article presents a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between the use of prescription opioids and the development of mood and anxiety symptoms. The study employs a systematic review and meta-analyses approach to synthesize findings from various longitudinal studies on this topic.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Mood and Anxiety Symptoms in Persons Taking Prescription Opioids: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analyses of Longitudinal Studies created by Janni Leung, PhD et al. in 2022.

Publication Date:

Pain Med. 2022 Aug 1;23(8):1442-1456.

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Janni Leung, PhD

Dr. Janni Leung is a distinguished researcher and cognitive neuroscientist whose pioneering work has illuminated the intricate workings of the human brain. With a passion for understanding the complexities of cognition, perception, and emotion, Dr. Leung has made significant contributions to the field through her innovative research and cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Louisa Degenhardt, PhD

Dr. Louisa Degenhardt is a renowned expert in the realm of addiction and substance use. With her extensive knowledge in epidemiology, global health, and public health, she has earned a distinguished reputation in the field. Her focus lies specifically on substance use and mental health, where she has made substantial contributions to research. Dr. Degenhardt's work encompasses studying the prevalence, patterns, and negative impacts linked to drug use. Additionally, she evaluates interventions and policies that aim to mitigate harm caused by drug-related issues. Her impressive qualifications include a Ph.D., solidifying her expertise in this area of study.

Course Creator

Danny Wamsley, LCASA

Danny Wamsley is a licensed addiction specialist with a clinical certification with the National Association of Dual Diagnosis (NADD). Danny currently works in manage care as a DSS liaison. His primary goal is to provide consultation to social workers who are involved with child-protective services and In-Home Services. Danny also has 10+ years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability and substance use. Danny’s professional interests include addictions/recovery, intellectual disability, foster care, military, trauma, and domestic violence.

Recommended For:

Addiction professionals, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for beginners.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the connection between using prescription opioids and experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms.
  2. Identify how researchers study mood and anxiety symptoms in people using prescription opioids over time.
  3. List practical ways to help individuals using prescription opioids cope with mood and anxiety symptoms.

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Course Number 103339
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