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Bipolar Disorder

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Credit Value: 2
Exam Questions: 12
Passing Grade: 9 correct
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Course Description:
This course is based on a publication by the National Institute of Mental Health that is about bipolar disorders; it’s also on the NIMH website. This is a detailed article and booklet that describes symptoms, causes, and treatments of bipolar disorder. The article also provides information for consumers on getting help and coping with the disorder. This publication is an excellent primer for the mental health professional and provides the practitioner with a great deal of much needed information.

Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and certified addictions counselors can benefit from this course. This course may also be helpful for other practitioners, such as dieticians and nutritionists who work with psychiatric populations.  This course is appropriate for beginning and intermediate level practitioners who wish to learn more about bipolar disorder.

Author:  National Institute of Mental Health 

Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with an overview of bipolar disorders. Specifically, a professional will:

  • Describe the symptoms and types of bipolar disorders.
  • Identify the causes of bipolar disorder.
  • Identify effective treatments methods for bipolar disorder.

    Citation: National Institute of Mental Health. Bipolar Disorder Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services; NIH Publication No. 02-3679

     

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Credits: 2 Exam Fee: $20.00 Format: Online
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