0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
This neuroscienceCME SmartMobile™ Reference Guide offers clinicians a unique opportunity to have salient data and reference materials available on their smartphones or mobile device at any time, right at the point of care, as a POC reference on bipolar depression.
In a United States-based study, the lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorder was 4.5%. Bipolar disorder (BPD) is associated with profound changes in quality of life and even premature death. BPD is among the leading causes of disability in the developed world among people 15 to 44 years of age.
In the National Institute of Mental Health’s Collaborative Depression Study involving patients with bipolar I disorder who were followed for more than 12 years, patients were symptomatic almost 50% of the time. Depressive symptoms occurred about one-third of the time; manic symptoms occurred about 10% of the time. Mixed state symptoms occurred about 6% of the time. Low-level symptoms of depression are also associated with functional disability and subsequent depressive relapse. Bipolar depression is underrecognized and undertreated.
The goal of this activity is to provide clinicians with an easy–to-use, quick-reference guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of bipolar depression.
Physicians, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who do work with patients with bipolar depression.
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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