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Bipolar Disorder: Evidence Based Practice

Author: Department of Veterans Affairs

Course Created: 2010

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 6 hours
3.7 out of 4.0, Based on: 26 reviews

Course Summary

The course Bipolar Disorder: Evidence Based Practice was designed from the perspective that diagnosis and treatment of Bipolar Disorder is complex, but effective treatment can lead to good outcomes for many patients. This course describes the step-by-step process of clinical decision-making and intervention that should occur when managing adult patients with Bipolar Disorder.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Module A: Acute Mania, Hypomania or Mixed Episode
  • Module B: Acute Depressive Episode
  • Module C: Maintenance Phase
  • Module D: Psychosocial Interventions
  • Module E: Specific Recommendations for Management of Older Persons with BD

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder.
  • Describe medications associated with secondary mania.
  • Explain factors influencing treatment adherence.
  • Describe an under-acknowledged aspect of long-term care of bipolar disorder.
  • Explain the four components family focused therapy .


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