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Course Description

It is sometimes difficult to determine if a child or adolescent is going through a “phase” or showing signs of a more serious psychiatric challenge such as bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder causes unusual shifts in moods and energy. These shifts are different from the normal “ups and downs” that every child or teenager goes through from time to time. Children and adolescents with bipolar disorder can suffer from damaged relationships, substance abuse, poor school performance, and even commit suicide. However, today there are more treatment options available than ever before for children and adolescents with this disorder.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, examine the symptoms, risk factors, and traditional treatment methods available for this specific population, and explore integrative approaches to assessing, treating, and managing this disorder.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Define the term bipolar disorder.
  2. Discuss the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder.
  3. Differentiate between the adolescent symptoms of mania and depression.
  4. Describe adolescent behavioral changes associated with the symptoms of mania and depression.
  5. Examine the risk factors associated with bipolar disorder.
  6. Differentiate between the four types of bipolar disorder.
  7. Discuss conditions that often co-exist with bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.
  8. Discuss behavioral, social, and financial issues associated with bipolar disorder.
  9. List differential diagnoses often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder.
  10. Discuss current research findings related to bipolar disorder.
  11. Describe traditional treatment options for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.
  12. Describe integrative treatment options for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Brain Health
  • Case Management
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Integrative Health
  • Maternal Child
  • Meditation
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric Health
  • Social Work
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association.

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences - California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. Course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

NCBTMB—National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11.

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Cost: $20.00

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

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