Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Diagnostic Strategies and New Evidence

Released On
May 3, 2018

Expires On
May 3, 2019

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
60 minutes

Specialty
Clinical Psychiatry

Topic(s)
Bipolar Disorder

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This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and CMEology.


Supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — 1.0 contact hours

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a certificate of participation.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses, and other mental health care professionals involved in the management of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

In this text-based online activity, learn from leading experts about the latest clinical strategies used to enhance the accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Read about the recognition of comorbidities, and approaches to pharmacologic treatment.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Formulate a diagnosis and differential diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents
  • Describe psychiatric and medical comorbid illnesses in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder
  • Apply evidence-based treatment strategies for bipolar depression in children and adolescents

Faculty

Melissa P. DelBello, MD, MS

Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and
Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Kiki D. Chang, MD

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist
Former Professor of Psychiatry and Director
Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program
Stanford School of Medicine
Co-Founder, Stanford PANS Clinic
Menlo Park, California

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and CMEology. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CE activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 1.0 contact hours.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Melissa P. DelBello, MD, MS

  • Consultant/Advisor: Akili, Johnson & Johnson, Lundbeck, Neuronetics, Pfizer Inc., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Supernus, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Research/Grant Support: Amarex, Johnson & Johnson, Lundbeck, Otsuka, Pfizer Inc., Shire, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Supernus.

Kiki D. Chang, MD

  • Consultant: Octapharma USA Inc. and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Content Manager

  • Beth Goodwin (CMEology): No financial relationships to disclose
  • Rob Lowney (CMEology): No financial relationships to disclose
  • Dana Ravyn, PhD, MPH (CMEology): No financial relationships to disclose
  • Julie Johnson, PharmD (MER): No financial relationships to disclose

Instructions for Participation and Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must: 1) review the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures; 2) study the educational content; and 3) complete the pre-assessment questions, posttest, and program evaluation. Participants have a maximum of 3 attempts to score at least 70% on the posttest in order to receive credit. Certificates will be distributed online at the conclusion of the activity.
Participants other than physicians and nurses will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation documenting their completion and credits earned.
There is no fee to participate in this activity.

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This CME/CE activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the FDA. MER and CMEology do not recommend the use of any agent outside the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of MER and CMEology.

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