Bipolar Across the Life Cycle
Bipolar disorder is complex diagnosis that affects four times as many adults than previously thought. This INTERMEDIATE workshop discusses key issues, including: Whether bipolar appears differently in children versus adults, how often bipolar occurs in youths in different settings, what issues make accurate diagnosis especially challenging, how to use specialized measures to diagnose it more accurately, what are promising treatments, and how to adapt methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to better treat bipolar disorder. Updated content includes new measures, longitudinal findings, and treatment implications of mania versus depression.
Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.
- Identify the assessment procedures that are available to aid in differential diagnosis and measuring response to treatment, and the evidence base that supports them;
- List and describe which symptoms and risk factors are helpful in recognizing bipolar disorder, and which may be “red herrings”;
- Explain how new assessment approaches can aid in differential diagnosis and measuring response to treatment;
- Recognize how often bipolar disorder might be occurring in different settings, such as colleges, outpatient services, forensic settings and inpatient units;
- Describe ways to best interpret test results, taking into account the clinical setting in which one works;
- Comprehend the framework for adapting cognitive behavioral techniques with patients who have bipolar disorder;
- Identify the personality factors associated with bipolar disorder can help or hinder treatment; and
- Identify the specific techniques to use in session with patients with bipolar disorder.
Eric Youngstrom, PhD
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