Nov 13, 2023
Bipolar Disease: Diagnosis and Management
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Bipolar Disease: Diagnosis and Management   Evaluation and Credit:   Target Audience             This activity is targeted toward primary care providers and advanced providers.   Statement of Need  This podcast will discuss the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorders with a focus for the primary care setting. Patients with these disorders are often seen in the primary care setting, although diagnosis can be challenging in that the prevalence is low.

Objectives  At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Define bipolar disorder, including characteristics and prevalence.
  2. Describe the distinction between Bipolar Type 1 and Type 2.
  3. Discuss combordities that exist with Bipolar Disorder.
  4. Review management strategies for patients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.   Moderator Jim Frazier, M.D. Pediatrician Chief Medical Officer Norton Healthcare Louisville, Kentucky   Speaker John J. Wernert, M.D., MHA, DLFAP Executive Medical Director Norton Behavioral Medicine Norton Healthcare Louisville, Kentucky     Moderator, Speaker and Planner Disclosures   The planners, moderator and speaker of this activity do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.    Commercial Support   There was no commercial support for this activity.      Physician Credits Accreditation  Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   Designation  Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   Nursing Credits Norton Healthcare Institute for Education and Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing professional development activity has been approved for .5 contact hours. In order for nursing participants to obtain credits, they must claim attendance by attesting to the number of hours in attendance.     For more information related to nursing credits, contact Sally Sturgeon, DNP, RN, SANE-A, AFN-BC at (502) 446-5889 or   Resources for Additional Study Screening for Bipolar I Disorder and the Rapid Mood Screener: Results of a Nationwide Health Care Provider Survey   Is it depression or is it bipolar depression?     Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at     Date of Original Release |Nov 2023; Information is current as of the time of recording.  Course Termination Date | Nov 2025 Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or    
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