Best Practices and Advanced Treatment Strategies in Bipolar Disorder Pharmacotherapy
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Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of mania, hypomania, and depression. It affects 3-4% of the U.S. population, represents a substantial societal and economic burden in the United States.
By the end of Best Practices and Advanced Treatment Strategies in Bipolar Disorder Pharmacotherapy, you will be able to:
• Describe the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder and the role the neurotransmitters play in them
• Describe the benefits and risks of pharmacotherapy for patients presenting with bipolar disorder and take them into account when formulating treatment plans for patients.
• Recommend therapy changes in patients with bipolar disorder who are unable to tolerate a prescribed treatment
• Identify barriers to care in patients with bipolar disorder and develop strategies to abate them
Family medicine, internal medicine, mental health, neurology and psychiatry, or those who otherwise commonly care for patients with bipolar or related psychiatric diseases.