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Bipolar Depression and Schizophrenia Journal Club

Bipolar Depression and Schizophrenia Journal Club



Time to Complete

1.25 hours


September 25, 2019


September 25, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.25 / Nursing (NCPD) Contact Hours

Accredited Providers

Jointly provided by Haymarket Medical Education and The American Psychiatric Nurses Association

In Collaboration With

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant provided by Allergan.

Program Description

Keeping up with the peer-reviewed literature related to bipolar depression and schizophrenia adds yet another layer to the many challenges of treating patients with these conditions. In this virtual journal club, experts help by reviewing a carefully curated selection of recent relevant publications. The faculty share their insights on the strengths and weaknesses of these papers and their perspectives on how the findings may apply in day-to-day patient care.

Intended Audience

Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, advanced practice registered nurses, and physician assistants who care for patients with mental health disorders in psychiatric or primary care settings

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the relative benefits and risks of available and emerging therapies when treating bipolar depression
  • Recognize the burden of disease associated with negative symptoms in schizophrenia and assess recent evidence regarding its treatment
  • Explain the clinical relevance of dopamine D3 receptors in treating bipolar depression, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric illnesses

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policies

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Haymarket Medical Education (HME) and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME and APNA resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational activities.


Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC – Chair
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chairman and Executive Director
Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. McIntyre is on the speakers’ bureaus of Allergan, Janssen, Lundbeck, Minerva, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., Otsuka, Pfizer, Shire, Sunovion, and Takeda. He is also a consultant for Allergan, Janssen, Lundbeck, Minerva, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., Otsuka, Pfizer, Purdue, Shire, Sunovion, and Takeda and has received research funding or grants from the CIHR/GACD/Chinese National Natural Research Foundation and the Stanley Medical Research Institute.

Gregory W. Mattingly, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Charles Psychiatric Associates
St Louis, MO

Dr. Mattingly has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dawn M. Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Academic Director, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Dr. Vanderhoef is on the speakers’ bureau of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

Haymarket Medical Education and American Psychiatric Nurses Association staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

HME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This activity has been approved for 1.25 Nursing Continuing Education contact hours by the APNA.

Additional Credit Information

Physician Assistant Continuing Education
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.25 Category 1 Credits for completing this activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME/CE activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Allergan, Inc., HME, or the APNA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCMETM within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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