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95129 - Managing Bipolar Disorder

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Face to face
Duration
6 hours

In Managing Bipolar Disorder the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder presents many challenges to primary care clinicians. Our six hour highly interactive program explores the key issues and difficulties in the detection and treatment of bipolar disorder, equipping the clinician with the knowledge and skills required to deliver an integrated pharmacological and psychological approach best suited to the needs of people living with bipolar disorder. Topics covered are: 
Topic 1 - Assessment and Diagnosis 
Topic 2 - Pharmacological Management 
Topic 3 - Recovery and wellness 
Topic 4 - Diagnostic Dilemmas

Relevance to General Practice

The program presents an approach to assessing and managing bipolar disorders that is practical and easily applied in practice, covering 4 main topic areas. 

• Identify the key features of bipolar disorder 
• Assess patients presenting with depression for possible underlying bipolar disorder 
• Undertake a risk assessment for patients with bipolar disorder 
• List common co-morbid conditions that accompany bipolar disorder 
• Outline the pharmacological management of bipolar disorder 
• Delineate the role of psycho-education and psychological strategies in achieving and maintaining well-being in patients with bipolar disorder 

Each topic area is discussed in detail, using case studies as a basis for demonstrating effective completion of that topic and discussion to explore any particular challenges that may arise in clinical application. Skills practice opportunities give participants the opportunity to gain experience of using these new skills in practice.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the key features of bipolar disorder
  • Assess patients presenting with depression for possible underlying bipolar disorder
  • Undertake a risk assessment for patients with bipolar dosorder
  • Outline the pharmacological management of bipolar disorder
  • Delineate the role of psycho-education and psychological strategies in achieving and maintaining well-being in patients with bipolar disorder
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    Delivery
    Title
    95129 - Managing Bipolar Disorder
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    6 hours
    Start Date
    10-Aug-2019
    CPD Points
    6 hours
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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