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The Treatment of Bipolar Depression: From Pills to Words

Activity Type:

  • Webinar


Release Date: 6/23/2020

Expiration Date: 7/24/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Nursing Continuing Professional Development: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Event Details

The live presentation will take place on July 17, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm ET.

Advance registration is encouraged. Registrants will receive an event reminder by email one day prior to the webinar.

Overview

This webinar will review the array of treatment options for individuals with bipolar depression. The presentation will use clinical trials data, meta-analyses, and anecdotal evidence from the speaker's years of treating bipolar disorder in a bipolar specialty clinic at Emory University. The treatments discussed will include conventional psychopharmacologic options, such as mood stabilizers, second-generation antipsychotics, and antidepressants. Some attention will be given to novel treatments, including wake-promoting agents and thyroid hormone. Finally, psychosocial treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal and social rhythm therapy will be discussed as well. The factors considered in developing a treatment algorithm/plan for bipolar depression will also be reviewed.

Pricing

FREE - $0

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

Learning Objectives

  • List the conventional psychopharmacological agents used in the treatment of bipolar depression
  • List the novel psychopharmacological agents used in the treatment of bipolar depression
  • List psychosocial treatment options used in the treatment of bipolar depression
  • List the factors considered when developing a treatment plan for bipolar depression

Target Audience

 Psychiatrist, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

Instructional Level

Intermediate

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hours 
Program Start Date: July 17, 2020
Program End Date: July 17, 2020

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A.

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, nursing continuing professional development pharmacology contact hours (NCPD, formerly CNE), or a certificate of participation may do so by attending the live presentation and completing the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), NCPD certificate (nursing), or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Instructor

  • Jeffrey Rakofsky, MD, Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University. Disclosure: Grant/Research - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology National Institutes of Mental Health.

Planners

  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.  

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities.  Please contact the American Psychiatric Association at 202-559-3900, if you require assistance seven (7) days prior to the start of a live webinar.

Hardware/Software Requirements

We recommend that prior to the webinar, you check system requirements to ensure your device is compatible and rule out connectivity issuess.

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This website requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this course | Contact SMIAdviserHelp@psych.org for technical assistance

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