Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment Strategies, 2nd Edition

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About the Course
This course aims to bridge the gap between emerging research and clinical practice. By delving into the complexities of specific bipolar disorders, clinicians will gain knowledge, insights, and evidence-based strategies. This ensures they will be better equipped to make accurate diagnoses, develop effective intervention strategies based on current knowledge, and foster positive outcomes for clients and their families.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and types of bipolar disorder and related disorders. 
  • Identify assessment frameworks and diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder and related disorders. 
  • Explain treatment approaches for bipolar disorder and related disorders. 

About the Author/Presenter
Teresa Crowe, PhD, LCSWC, is a professor of social work at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She received a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in 1987 from the University of Maryland, a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Gallaudet University in 1992, and a doctorate from the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2000. Dr. Crowe has worked in the mental health field for over 31 years in inpatient and outpatient community centers and private practice settings. In addition to teaching graduate-level social work students, Dr. Crowe is a psychotherapist for a community service mental health agency. Her current publications and research areas address mental health needs in minority populations, resilience, well-being, and the impact of adverse life events on mental health. Dr. Crowe’s therapeutic practice and academic research focus on individuals with chronic mental illnesses, including bipolar and related psychiatric disorders. 

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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