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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 1 hour
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Course Summary

Co-occurring substance use disorder and addiction and bipolar disorder pose a serious risk to affected individuals, and patients with dual diagnoses may experience substantial challenges of treatment for their mental illness and during substance use recovery program. Early diagnosis and intervention can significantly improve the potential outcomes for patients with a dual diagnosis. Medical professionals need to be alert to the possibility of a dual diagnosis in order to provide each patient with the most accurate and appropriate treatment options.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. DSM-V Criteria To Diagnose Substance Use And Addiction
  3. Bipolar Disorder Classifications
  4. Causes of Bipolar Disorder And Demographics
    1. Age
    2. Gender
  5. Phases Of Bipolar Disorder
    1. Mania
    2. Hypomania
    3. Depression
    4. Mixed Episodes
  6. Relationship Between Bipolar Disorder And Substance Use
    1. Substances as Self-Medication
    2. Substances as a Mood Trigger
  7. Impact Of Bipolar Disorder On Substance Use And Addiction Treatment
    1. Manic Phase
    2. Depression Phase
  8. Developing A Treatment Plan
    1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    2. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    3. Dual Diagnosis Rehabilitation Programs
    4. Medications
  9. Summary


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