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Bipolar Disorder: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies

Author: Trisha, M.D., Ph.D. Suppes, Ellen B., Ph.D. Dennehy

Course Created: 2005

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Bipolar Disorder: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies presents a concise overview of the disorder. This course presents information on the diagnosis and various theoretical approaches and treatments for Bipolar Disorder.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  1. General Information about Bipolar Disorder
    How Does the Disorder Affect Patient's Lives?
    How Common is Bipolar Disorder?
    What is the Likelihood of Recovery?
  2. Diagnosing and Assessing Bipolar Disorder
    What are the Typical Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
    What are the Criteria for Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder?
    What Tools Exist for Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder?
  3. Biological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
    What is the Role of Genetics in Bipolar Disorder?
    Medication Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
  4. Psychosocial Treatments for Bipolar Disorder
    Why Add Psychosocial Interventions to Pharmacotherapy?
    What is the Psychoeducational Approach to Bipolar Disorder Treatment?
    What Individual Psychosocial Therapy Approaches are used?
  5. Appendix A: DSM-IV (TR) Diagnostic Criteria
  6. Appendix B: Structured Tools for Assessing Bipolar Disorder

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the diagnostic criteria for Bipolar Disorder.
  • TDescribe assessment tools used for Bipolar Disorder.
  • Explain medications used to treat Bipolar Disorder.
  • Describe treatment approaches for Bipolar Disorder.


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