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Shared Perspectives: Managing Bipolar Depression and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Focus on Bipolar Depression

Shared Perspectives: Managing Bipolar Depression and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Focus on Bipolar Depression



Time to Complete

45 minutes


October 15, 2019


October 15, 2020
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Maximum Credits

0.75 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
0.75 / Nursing (NCPD) Contact Hour

Accredited Providers

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

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Commercial Supporter

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

Program Description

Misdiagnosis of bipolar depression remains a prominent challenge in clinical practice. Although people with bipolar disorder are 2 to 3 times more likely to seek care for symptoms of depression than for symptoms of mania, up to 40% are initially misdiagnosed with unipolar depression or other conditions with overlapping symptoms. Among the consequences of misdiagnosis: Antidepressant use can fail to alleviate the depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder while promoting mania in people with bipolar disorder. In this activity, the faculty review strategies to identify bipolar depression and to develop optimal treatment plans, with consideration for appropriate uses of current and emerging medications.

Intended Audience

Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, 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:

  • Recognize the impact of misdiagnosing bipolar depression
  • Distinguish bipolar depression from unipolar depression using screening instruments and patient/family history
  • Identify the rationale for current and emerging treatments for bipolar depression and schizophrenia

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.


Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH
Professor of Family Medicine
Boston University
Boston, MA

Dr. Culpepper is a consultant for Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., Shire PLC, and Supernus Pharmaceuticals. He owns stock in M-3 Information, LLC, and has received payment from Physicians Postgraduate Press as Editor in Chief of the Primary Care Companion for CNS Diseases.

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Dr. Goldberg is on the speakers’ bureaus for Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Sunovion, and Takeda-Lundbeck. He is a consultant for Lundbeck, Neurocrine, and WebMD and receives royalties from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

Haymarket Medical Education (HME) and American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM .  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 0.75 Nursing Continuing Education contact hour 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 0.75 Category 1 Credit 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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