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Bipolar Disorder 2nd Edition, Advances in Psychotherapy

Author: Robert P. Reiser & Larry W. Thompson

Course Created: 2017

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 6 hours
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Course Summary

This course provides an extensively updated new edition of the acclaimed guide to treatment of bipolar disorder, incorporating the latest research on psychosocialtreatments and clear medication management guidelines. This extensively updated new edition of the acclaimed book in the Advances in Psychotherapy series integrates empirical research from the last 10 years to provide clear and up-to-date guidance on the assessment and effective treatment of bipolar disorder. The course begins by describing the main features of bipolar disorder based on DSM-5 and ICD-10 criteria. Current theories and medication management guidelines are described, along with decision trees for evaluating the best treatment options. They then outline a systematic, integrated, and empirically supported treatment approach involving structured, directive therapy. Special considerations, including managing suicide risk, substance misuse, and medication nonadherence, are also addressed.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of Bipolar Disorder.
  • Describe the differential diagnosis of Bipolar 1 and II.
  • Explain the assessment of Bipolar Disorder.
  • Describe medications used to treat Bipolar Disorder.

Course Syllabus

  • Description of Bipolar Disorder
  • Theories and Models of Bipolar Disorder
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Indications
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