Bipolar disorder is a serious and chronic psychiatric disorder associated with substantial symptomatology, morbidity, and an increased risk of premature mortality, owing to both, a predominance of bipolar depression, as well as, numerous medical comorbidities. Two clinical experts discuss the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar depression, highlighting the role of psychiatric nursing professionals in these processes.
This activity was designed to improve the knowledge and competence of psychiatric advanced practice nurses with respect to the ready recognition and optimal treatment of adults with bipolar depression.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Nursing
Little Rock, Arkansas
Novant Health Salem Family Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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