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Course Overview

The diagnosis of bipolar and related disorders can be difficult. Treatment is often challenging. This course will help you recognize the symptoms, differentiate between the types of bipolar and related disorders, and give you up-to-date information on medications and psychosocial interventions. You will review research to help you understand the risk factors and etiologies for these disorders. You will be able to better understand client behavior and improve your ability to support this population. A series of interactive vignettes will help guide you through this course. While children and adolescents have symptoms that are similar to bipolar disorder and in fact may have the disorder, the average age of onset is in late adolescence or young adulthood. This course does not present information on clinical practice for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder but instead focuses on adult onset diagnosis, clinical pathways, and treatment.

About the Course Author

Dr. Cahill has experience in community psychiatry across both the UK and US healthcare systems. He specializes in building Learning Health Systems for early intervention and 'safety net' behavioral health services - towards better-value, person-centered, integrated care for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. After completing medical school in the UK, Dr. Cahill undertook both psychiatry residency and advanced clinical research fellowships at Yale, with a focus on knowledge translation, from the community to the lab, and vice versa, particularly in the study and management of psychotic disorders and their complex interaction with cannabinoids. He is board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. His work is founded on respect for the patient and caregiver experience, addressing the whole person, judicious prescribing practices and embracing a complex adaptive system perspective. His research interests involve using unifying principles and translational approaches to develop novel biomarkers, treatments, technologies, clinical guidelines and resident curricula for the care of psychotic disorders. He is faculty of both Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Nursing. John Cahill, MD, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    2.20HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    2.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
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  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

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  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

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    2.25HOURS



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    2.25HOURS

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    2.00HOURS

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  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    2.25HOURS

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    2.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

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    2.25HOURS

    Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
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    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
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    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 2.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.25HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

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    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

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    2.25HOURS

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    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
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    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

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    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

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    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

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    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

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  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

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    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.25HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
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    2.20HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
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    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-OBRD
  • Hours:

    2.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-01-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-11-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe medications and psychosocial interventions used to treat bipolar and related disorders.; Discuss recent research on risk factors and etiology of bipolar and related disorders.; List symptoms and distinguish between types of bipolar and related disorders.
  • Outline:

    Overview of Bipolar and Related Disorders
    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Overview of Bipolar and Related Disorders
    Meet Javier
    What Are Bipolar and Related Disorders?
    More about Bipolar and Related Disorders
    Prevalence of Bipolar and Related Disorders
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Symptoms of Bipolar and Related Disorders
    Manic Episode
    More about Manic Symptoms
    Additional Signs and Symptoms of Mania
    Hypomanic Episode
    More about Hypomanic Symptoms
    Major Depressive Episode
    Quick Check
    Bipolar Disorders and Aggression
    Suicide Risk
    Review
    Bipolar Disorder with Mixed Features
    Variation in Severity of Symptoms and Impairments
    Review
    Section Summary
    Section 4: Diagnosing Bipolar and Related Disorders
    Onset and Course of Bipolar and Related Disorders
    Misdiagnosis
    Assessing Family History
    Review
    Bipolar I Disorder
    Bipolar I Disorder with Psychotic Features
    Bipolar II Disorder
    Bipolar I and II Disorder with Rapid Cycling
    Cyclothymic Disorder
    Quick Check: Remember Javier?
    Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type
    Substance/Medication-Induced Bipolar and Related Disorder
    Bipolar and Related Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition
    Other Specified Bipolar and Related Disorder
    Unspecified Bipolar and Related Disorder
    Review: Meet Renata
    Section Summary
    Section 5: Current Research
    What Are the Risk Factors for Bipolar and Related Disorders?
    Genetic Research
    Gender Differences
    Other Risk Factors
    Review
    Section Summary
    Section 6: Medication Options
    The Importance of Medication
    Getting the Team Involved
    Lithium
    Meet Lauren
    Other Medications for Bipolar and Related Disorders
    Other Anticonvulsant Medications
    Meet Martin
    Atypical Antipsychotics
    Do Atypical Antipsychotics Work Well?
    Side Effects of Antipsychotics
    Antidepressants
    Polypharmacy and Combination Therapy
    Nutritional Supplementation
    Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
    Meet Katrina
    Medication Adherence
    When Symptoms Are Not Present
    Other Obstacles to Adherence
    Review
    Section Summary
    Section 7: Psychosocial Interventions
    More Than Medication
    Psychotherapy
    Psychoeducation
    Quick Check
    What Is Psychiatric/Psychosocial Rehabilitation?
    Complementary Treatment Approaches
    Co-occurring Substance-Related Disorders
    Bipolar Peer Support
    Review
    Section Summary
    Section 8: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
    Exam and BrainSparks
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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