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Women And Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

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

Mental health research and knowledge is advancing rapidly, and it is now understood that a bipolar diagnosis lands somewhere on a spectrum of the disorder, rather than adhering to a specific set of symptoms. Women who have been diagnosed as being on the spectrum have a unique set of gender-specific concerns that need to be addressed by their medical professionals. This course is designed to provide nursing professionals with knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of women along the bipolar disorder spectrum.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. The Bipolar Spectrum
    1. Category I
    2. Category II
    3. Category III
    4. Category IV
    5. Category V
  3. Bipolar Spectrum Conditions
    1. Depression
    2. Impulse Control Disorders
    3. Substance Use Disorders
    4. Eating Disorders
    5. Personality Disorders
    6. Childhood Behavioral Disorders
    7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    8. Conduct Disorder
  4. Gender-Specific Concerns In The Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
    1. Depression versus Mania
    2. Role of Hormones
    3. Pregnancy
    4. Misdiagnosis
  5. Summary


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