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Jul 26, 2023

In this CME episode, Dr. Andrew Cutler interviews Dr. Stephen Stahl and Dr. Sarah Vinson about the ethicality and morality of involuntary treatment for serious mental illness (SMI), the relationship between SMI and the criminal justice system, and community-based changes that are being pursued to improve treatment and reduce the criminalization of SMI.

Optional CME/CE Credits and Certificate Instructions: After listening to the podcast, to take the optional posttest and receive CME/CE credit, click:

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, you should be better able to:

    • Recognize the neuroethics involved in involuntary treatment of serious mental illness
    • Identify methods to prevent patients with serious mental illness from entering the criminal justice system, including the utility of diversion programs
    • Institute community-based changes that have the potential to reduce the criminalization of serious mental illness, both on the individual and the policy level

Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) 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.

NEI designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

A posttest score of 70% or higher is required to receive CME/CE credit. The content in this activity does not pertain to pharmacology and is worth 0.0 continuing education hour of pharmacotherapeutics.

Credit Types: The following are being offered for this activity:

    • Nurse Practitioner: ANCC contact hours
    • Pharmacy: ACPE application-based contact hours
    • Physician: ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
    • Physician Associate: AAPA Category 1 CME credits
    • Psychology: APA CE credits
    • Social Work: ASWB-ACE CE credits
    • Non-Physician Member of the Healthcare Team: Certificate of Participation stating the program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • Interprofessional Continuing Education: IPCE credit for learning and change

Peer Review: The content was peer-reviewed by an MD specializing in forensic psychiatry to ensure the scientific accuracy and medical relevance of information presented and its independence from commercial bias. NEI takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME/CE activity.

Disclosures: All individuals in a position to influence or control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. Potential conflicts of interest are identified and mitigated prior to the activity being planned, developed, or presented.

Andrew J. Cutler, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Chief Medical Officer, Neuroscience Education Institute, Carlsbad, CA

Consultant/Advisor: AbbVie, Acadia, Alfasigma, Alkermes, Axsome, Biogen, BioXcel, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cerevel, Corium, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Jazz, Karuna, Neumora, Neurocrine, Noven, Otsuka, Relmada, Sage Therapeutics, Sunovion, Supernus, Teva, Tris Pharma, VistaGen Therapeutics
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Acadia, Alkermes, Axsome, BioXcel, Corium, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Jazz, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Noven, Otsuka, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Teva, Tris Pharma

Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc (Hon.)

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, CA
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
CNS Spectrums
Director of Psychopharmacology Services, California Department of State Hospitals
Grant/Research: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan/AbbVie, Arbor, AssureX, AstraZeneca, Avanir, Axovant, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim Braeburn, BristolMyer Squibb, Celgene, CeNeRex, Cephalon, Daiichi Sankyo-Brazil, Dey, Eisai, Forest, Genomind, Glaxo Smith Kline, Harmony Biosciences, Indivior, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, JayMac, Jazz, Lilly, Lundbeck, Merck, Neurocrine, Neuronetics, Novartis, Otsuka, Pear, Pfizer, Reviva, Roche, Sage, Servier, Shire, Sprout, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Teva, Tonix, Torrent, Vanda
Consultant/Advisor: Acadia, Adamas, Alkermes, Allergan/AbbVie, Altus, Arbor, AstraZeneca, Avanir, Axovant, Axsome, Biogen, Biomarin, Biopharma, Celgene, Cerevel, ClearView, Clexio, Concert, DepotMed, Done, EMD Serono, Eisai, Enveric, Eurolink, Fabre-Kramer, Ferring, Forest, Gedeon Richter, Genetica, Genomind, Innovative Science Solutions, Impel, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Jazz, Karuna, Libbs, Lilly, Lipidio, Longboard, Lundbeck, Merck, Neos, NeuraWell, Neurocrine, NeuroPharma, Novartis, Noveida, Otsuka, Perrigo, Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Proxymm, Recordati, Relmada, Reviva, Sage, Saniona, Servier, Shire, Sprout, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Taliaz, Teva, Tonix, Tris, Trius, Vanda, Vertex, Viforpharma
Speakers Bureau: Acadia, Allergan/AbbVie, Genentech, Janssen, Lundbeck, Merck, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Servier, Sunovion, Takeda, Teva
Options Holdings: Delix, Genomind, Lipidio, NeuraWell

Sarah Y. Vinson, MD, FAPA
Interim Department Chair; Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Medical Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, Atlanta, GA

No financial relationships to disclose.

Pre-Interview Author
Sabrina K. Bradbury-Segal, PhD

Senior Medical Writer, Neuroscience Education Institute, Carlsbad, CA
No financial relationships to disclose.

The Planning Committee, Content Editor, and Peer Reviewer have no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Off-Label Use: This educational activity may include discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not currently labeled for such use by the FDA. Please consult the product prescribing information for full disclosure of labeled uses.

Cultural Linguistic Competencies and Implicit Bias: A variety of resources addressing cultural and linguistic competencies and strategies for understanding and reducing implicit bias can be found in this handout—download me.

Support: This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Alkermes.

Released: July 25, 2023      CME/CE credit expires: July 24, 2026