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Major Depression & Bipolar Disorders - 3rd edition

This book contains a synopsis of the genetic, biological, and psychological theories pertaining to bipolar spectrum disorders. An update of diagnostic considerations, assessment instruments, and evidence-based treatment techniques commonly employed in diagnosing, assessing, and treating bipolar spectrum disorderpatients is provided. The most recent literature is presented throughout the book concerning the appropriate data-based applications, outcomes, and limitations of the assessment and treatment procedures.
Manufacturer: Biomed Books

Hour 1

  1.    Epidemiology
  2.    Diagnostic Considerations
  3.    Etiology
  4.    Theoretical Models
  5.    Medical & Psychological Assessment

Hour 2

  1.    Treatment
    1.    Psychopharmacology
    2.    Other Medications & Agents for Mood Disorders

Hour 3

  1.    Other Biological Treatments for Bipolar Disorders & Major Depression
  2.    Psychotherapies
    1.    Psych education
    2.    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Hour 4

  1.    Treatment Effectiveness
  2.    Maintenance/Relapse Prevention
  3.    Therapeutic Difficulties
  4.    Social Security Disability Insurance & Medicare
  5.    Conclusion


Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the course and prognoses of mood disorders.
  2. Recite the diagnostic criteria for Major Depression.
  3. Describe differences between a hypomanic vs. a manic episode.
  4. Discuss the differences between major depression, unipolar depression, and bipolar depression.
  5. Explain the differences between a psychological and a biological model of mood disorders.
  6. Describe two psychological assessment instruments which measure depression.
  7. Discuss a psychological model for mood disorders.
  8. Recite some of the most effective medications for treating bipolar disorders.
  9. Explain the general treatment effectiveness for mood disorders.
  10. List the important factors which are associated with treatment outcome.
Instructor D. Longo, Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 4
# of Pages 249
More Information About This Course: Major Depression & Bipolar Disorder Accreditation PDF
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