Clinical Convergence®: Child & Adolescent Bipolar Depression

Program Overview

In this educational activity, which is based on a symposium held during the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute meeting, you will hear from a live adolescent patient with bipolar disorder and her caregiver, as well as 2 faculty experts. You will have an opportunity to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment for pediatric and adolescent bipolar disorder through challenging clinical case presentations, clinical questions, and a panel discussion highlighting the personal impact of bipolar disorder.

Credit Expired
CE Credit Expired
Expires: August 29, 2020

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, registered nurses, NPs, and PAs in mental health and primary care settings, who manage children and adolescents with bipolar depression.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Correctly diagnose bipolar depression in children and adolescents based on DSM-5 criteria, characteristics of the disorder, and use of screening tools
  • Treat bipolar depression in adolescent and pediatric patients based on evidence-based data and guidelines for management

Activity Faculty


Sara Jones, PhD, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor, Specialty Coordinator, Psychiatric Mental Health NP Specialty
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Nursing
Little Rock, AR


Robert A. Kowatch, MD, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
The Ohio State Medical Center / Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Columbus, OH

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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