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Depressing Thoughts - Understanding the Complexities of Bipolar Depression

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Offline Date:

Saturday, May 20, 2017

ACPE Expiration Date

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist

Cost

$0.00

  • Overview

    JC, a thirty year old male, suffers from bipolar disorder. Unlike many patients, JC spends more of his time in a depressed mood. He doesn't seem to present other symptoms like mania, hypomania or euthymia to as great an extent. The challenge of treating psychiatric conditions, like bipolar disorder, is that all mood disorders are not alike and each may require unique treatment considerations. The unique and complex nature of bipolar depression requires different treatment approaches than bipolar disorder or depression. Medications that work for one or the other may not be appropriate for bipolar depression. This program will review the FDA approved treatment options for bipolar depression (second generations antipsychotics (SGAs)) and identify the complex challenges associated with taking them (such as weight gain, hyperglycemia, and metabolic syndrome).

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    Handouts

    Slide Document:   16115H01_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   16115H01_4pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
  • Nurse

    Differentiate between major depression, bipolar disorder and bipolar depression
    Outline the currently available 2nd generation atypical antipsychotics for the management of bipolar depression to include comorbidities, side effects and adverse events associated with treatment
    Describe steps to open up two way communications with patients with bipolar depression and integrate effective strategies to monitor therapeutic goals and evaluate and concurrently manage or minimize coborbidities and maximize adherence


    Pharmacist

    Differentiate between major depression, bipolar disorder and bipolar depression
    Outline the currently available 2nd generation atypical antipsychotics for the management of bipolar depression to include comorbidities, side effects and adverse events associated with treatment
    Describe steps to open up two way communications with patients with bipolar depression and integrate effective strategies to monitor therapeutic goals and evaluate and concurrently manage or minimize coborbidities and maximize adherence

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-16-156-H01-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-16-156-H01-P

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    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


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Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
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Speakers or headphones
 


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Microsoft Edge
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Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection
 
 

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