Patients with symptoms of both mood and personality disorders, or with histories of substance abuse, present unique diagnostic and treatment challenges. A recent study by the National Institutes of Mental Health found that nearly 40% of patients with symptoms of major depressive disorder actually had bipolar disorder. These patients are often mistakenly treated for years with antidepressants and non-specific or ineffective forms of psychotherapy or counseling. Antidepressants have been shown to be no more effective than mood stabilizing medications alone for preventing depression in bipolar patients, and can actually destabilize the course of their illness. This recording provides clinicians with a 4-part, clinical diagnostic method to distinguish patients with personality disorders and unipolar depression from those with bipolar disorders.
Drawing on empirically tested research and psychodynamic studies, Dr. Carter will discuss the many ways psychotherapists can help patients and families struggling with bipolar disorder. Learn why antidepressants and atypical antipsychotics should not form the foundation of treatment for bipolar illness. This recording discusses potent, non-drug treatments for depression, mania, and rapid-cycling that can be put to immediate use.
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Manual - Depressed, Borderline, or Bipolar?
Jay Carter, PsyD, FPPR (Cand.), DABPS, is a licensed clinical psychologist, a Diplomate Candidate in Psychopharmacology (FPPR cand.), and certified in Psychoactive Substance Abuse Disorders by the American Psychological Association Board of Governors. Dr. Carter has over 20 years of experience working with clientele that include high-risk children, prisoners, and substance abusers. He has testified in local, state, and federal court. Dr. Carter draws his insight from both professional and personal experience. Growing up with a mother who had bipolar disorder equipped Dr. Carter with a wealth of unique insight that has helped him to better understand executive functions and diversity of treatment for others dealing with dysfunction.
Financial: Jay Carter maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as an author for McGraw-Hill. Dr. Carter receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jay Carter is a member of the American Psychological Association.
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List the seven cardinal symptoms of mania and hypomania in clients.
Formulate a clinical assessment plan that includes considerations for symptoms, course of illness, temperament, family history, and medication reaction.
Identify patients with covert alcohol and drug use and it's clinical implications.
Detail four predictors of suicide completion, how to prevent suicide, and how to protect yourself from legal liability in session.
Recognize key strategies from empirically–validated psychosocial treatments that you can use in-session
Evaluate research-proven medications for patients with bipolar illness, and potent non–drug treatments to improve clinical outcomes.
DEPRESSION: UNIPOLAR OR BIPOLAR? (& WHY IT MATTERS)
Case study: Suicide and Bipolar Disorder
7 cardinal symptoms of hypomania
Common and often overlooked: mixed depressive and manic states
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.