Bipolar Disorder (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course provides an introduction to bipolar disorder and includes an overview of symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Course reading:  Bipolar Disorder in Adults

Find the article at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/Bipolar-Disorder-Causes-Signs-Diagnosis-Treatment.pdf

Publisher:  National Institute of Mental Health

US Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to the assessment and treatment of bipolar disorder.

Learning Objectives:  Identify signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder.  Describe the different types of bipolar disorder.  Identify treatment options.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

For an overview of DSM-5 changes, please go to http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/changes%20from%20dsm-iv-tr%20to%20dsm-5.pdf.

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1: At least half of all cases of bipolar disorder start before the age of _______________.
 
 
 
 
2: Which of the following is not a symptom of mania or a manic episode?
 
 
 
 
3: Some people with bipolar disorder experience hypomania, a ____________ form of mania.
 
 
4: In the DSM-5, the category of 'mixed episode’ is now a new specifier: __________________
 
 
 
 
5: A person who believes that they have special powers may be experiencing psychotic symptoms during a
 
 
6: Bipolar disorder usually lasts
 
 
 
 
7: A pattern of depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes, but no full-blown manic episodes describes
 
 
 
 
8: Rapid cycling affects more
 
 
9: People with bipolar disorder are more likely to seek help when they are
 
 
 
10: Which of the following is an example of an illness that co-occurs with bipolar disorder?
 
 
 
 
11: An MRI study found that the brain's prefrontal cortex in adults with bipolar disorder tends to be smaller and function less well compared to adults who don't have bipolar disorder.  The prefrontal cortex is a brain structure involved in functions such as
 
 
 
 
12: What kind of treatment is needed to control symptoms of bipolar disorder?
 
 
13: Which type of medication is usually the first choice to treat bipolar disorder?
 
 
 
14: Which was the first mood stabilizer approved by the FDA in the 1970's for treating both manic and depressive episodes?
 
 
 
 
15: People taking anticonvulsant medications for bipolar or other illnesses should be monitored closely for new or worsening symptoms of depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior, or any unusual changes in mood or behavior.
 
 
16: Which of the following is an example of an atypical antipsychotic medication used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder?
 
 
 
 
17: Which of the following is an example of an antidepressant medication used to treat symptoms of bipolar depression?
 
 
 
 
18: The FDA warning on antidepressants says that patients of all ages taking antidepressants should be watched closely, especially during the first few weeks of treatment.
 
 
19: Mood stabilizing medications can harm a developing fetus or nursing infant.
 
 
20: Which therapy helps people with bipolar disorder learn to change harmful or negative thought patterns and behaviors?
 
 
 
 

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