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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2018

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Co-occurring bipolar disorder and substance use disorder pose a serious health risk to affected individuals. Patients with dual diagnoses may experience substantial challenges during treatment for their mental illness and recovery from substance use. Early diagnosis and intervention can significantly improve the potential outcomes for patients with a dual diagnosis. The changes made in this area within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders guide health clinicians managing bipolar disorder complicated by a substance use disorder to lower the health risks throughout the age spectrum.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the common demographics of individuals with a combined bipolar disorder and substance use diagnosis.
  • Describe the phases of bipolar disorder.
  • Discuss the role of alcohol and drugs in triggering bipolar phases.
  • Explain treatment options for individuals with dual diagnoses.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • DSM-V Criteria To Diagnose Substance Use And Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder Classifications
  • Causes of Bipolar Disorder And Demographics
  • Phases Of Bipolar Disorder
  • Relationship Between Bipolar Disorder And Substance Use
  • Impact Of Bipolar Disorder On Substance Use And Addiction Treatment
  • Developing A Treatment Plan
  • Summary

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