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Bipolar Spectrum: Bringing Evidence into Practice
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 16 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
JAMES PHELPS, M.D.
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
7/15/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA012875
Objectives
  1. Recognize the DSM-5® changes and use them in diagnosis of unipolar mixed states (as well as bipolar disorders).
  2. Utilize effective screening tools including the Mood Disorders Questionnaire or the Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale, and the Hypomania Checklist.
  3. Assess 11 non-manic bipolar markers efficiently.
  4. Implement Social Rhythm Therapy and use some elements of chronotherapy including light/dark management, dawn simulators, light therapy, and patient education.
  5. Recognize current medication strategies and how to integrate these with psychotherapy (e.g. avoiding antidepressants).
  6. Use virtual darkness and motivational explanations thereof to foster regular sleep hours and rational approaches to late night TV, Internet and light.
Outline
  • Case example: the Brown Univ. “overdiagnosis” study
  • Compare the data in children/adolescents
  • Remembering 4 moods and 7 criteria for hypo/mania
  • Screening tools to efficiently gather information
  • DSM-5® hypomania-duration: still 4 days?

Eleven Non-Manic Bipolar Markers
  • Case example: not bipolar, but not unipolar?
  • Where did these non-manic markers come from? Who uses them? Should you?
  • How can you remember them? WHIPLASHED
  • Using a screening tool instead of memorizing
  • A system for reporting: The Bipolarity Index

Is there a “Bipolar Spectrum”?
  • Case example: implications for treatment
  • DSM-5®’s mixed features specifier : Is that a “spectrum” step?
  • What is the therapist’s role in guiding treatment?
  • How to educate patients/families? (and doctors?)

Differentiating bipolar from X,Y,Z
  • Case example: PTSD or bipolar or both?
  • The overlapping criteria problem
  • What will happen if you’re wrong?
  • Is it all about antidepressants?

What is “bipolar disorder” anyway?
  • Depression is not a moral weakness
  • One gene can make that much difference?
  • Fighting stigma with information
  • Where is depression located in the brain?

Treatment: A Big-Picture View
  • Case example: Balancing risk, benefit – and data!
  • Antidepressants can make bipolar disorder worse, 5 different ways
  • Psychotherapy is an integral component, not an add-on!
  • Non-medication mood stabilizers: An example in darkness
  • Remembering nine alternatives to antidepressants
  • Practicing in or in concert with a Medical Home model

Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Case example: What time to bed?
  • The Social Rhythm metric (easy)
  • Selling rhythm? What a challenge!
  • Selling darkness is easier
  • What to do about TV, Internet, texting

Using components of Triple Chronotherapy
  • Case example: Treating depression without medications
  • Three ingredients: Darkness, light, and timing
  • Is this do-able in your practice?
  • Why isn’t this more widely used?

Bipolar Therapy Manuals
  • Case example: Old therapist, new technique
  • What are you looking for? (BP I? BP II? Spectrum?)
  • Common ingredients list
  • Comparing four manuals: Which is yours?

Medication approaches
  • Case example: lithium or lamotrigine?
  • Why it boils down to 3 main options for depressed phases
  • FDA indications and “evidence-based medicine”: A Pharma’ scam?
  • Fish oil and NAC (n-acetlycysteine); can you suggest?
  • How about Vitamin D? tryptophan?

How bad are antidepressants?
  • Case example: Here’s why you should worry
  • Do antidepressants even work in bipolar disorder? (or unipolar?!)
  • Mixed states, rapid cycling are worse than “switching”
  • Speculation: “Kindling” and “tardive dysphoria”
  • Withdrawing antidepressants: 31 tricks from Dr. Tam Kelly

For fun, before we go
  • Have your darkness and eat it too
  • The science of virtual darkness
  • Accumulating evidence for efficacy
  • How to explain and prescribe virtual darkness
Author

JAMES PHELPS, M.D.

James Phelps, M.D., specializes in complex mood and anxiety problems. He has focused on teaching about non-manic versions of bipolar disorder for over 10 years. His website, www.PsychEducation. org receives 20,000 visitors a month. Dr. Phelps is the author of Why Am I Still Depressed?: Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorders (McGraw-Hill, 2006). He authored revisions of the diagnostic criteria for bipolar spectrum disorders for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. He has published multiple articles and reviews for peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Affective Disorders and Chronobiology International. He was recently named Bipolar Disorders section editor for Psychiatric Times. He has received numerous awards for his teaching including Teacher of the Year awards from both the Psychiatry and Family Medicine departments at the University of New Mexico, and from his current hospital’s residency program. Dr. Phelps received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in medical education at the University of New Mexico. He holds an undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: James Phelps receives royalties as an author for McGraw-Hill Publishing. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: James Phelps has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Audience
Counselors, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Other Mental Health Professionals