Bipolar Disorder Summit Web Modules

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Medical Education.

Supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, and Forest Pharmaceuticals.

Release date: October 10, 2014

Valid through: October 31, 2015

Specialty: Psychiatry

Topic: Bipolar Disorder

Target Audience:

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with bipolar disorder.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize the clinical consequences for patients, as well as the impact on the larger healthcare system, of missed and incorrect diagnosis in bipolar patients.
  • Implement evidence-based recommendations to improve both symptomatic and functional outcomes in all phases of bipolar disorder.
  • Apply findings from research studies and expert recommendations that make patients active collaborators in their care to improve outcomes in special populations.
  • Design individualized medication and psychotherapy treatment strategies to improve outcomes based on the efficacy, safety, long-term data, and route of administration of the available therapies.
  • Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

This program consists of 10 continuing education activites.

Click the links below to review the activity launch pages containing full disclosure information.

1. Understanding Bipolar and Related Disorders in the 21st Century: From Kraepelin to DSM-5 (Bipolar Summit Web – Goodwin)

2. Why Are We Still Missing the Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in 2014? (Bipolar Summit Web - Hirschfeld)

3. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemmas in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar Summit Web - Chang)

4. Metabolic Disturbances in Bipolar Patients: Controversies and Consequences (Bipolar Summit Web - Chengappa)

5. Using Cognitive Remediation to Improve Functional Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar Summit Web - Vieta)

6. Treating Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy and Special Populations (Bipolar Summit Web - Cohen)

7. How Patients Can Be Active Collaborators in Their Care (Bipolar Summit Web - Young)

8. DSM-5 changes in Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar Summit Web - Suppes)

9. An Evidence-Based Approach to Managing Bipolar Manic and Mixed Episodes (Bipolar Summit Web - Frye)

10. An Evidence-Based Approach to Managing Bipolar Depression (Bipolar Summit Web - McIntyre)