Improving Clinical Practice... One Change at a Time

CME Outfitters podcasts

Bipolar Depression Case Series: The Art and Science of Clinical Management

12-15-2014

Bipolar disorder is one of the world’s 10 most disabling conditions, taking away years of healthy functioning from individuals who have the illness. According to Judd and colleagues, individuals with bipolar disorder spend most of their time in a symptomatic, depressed phase. In fact, a significantly greater percentage of time is spent in a depressed mood than in mania, hypomania, or euthymia.1 Individuals with bipolar disorder are at high risk for comorbid medical disorders such as metabolic or cardiovascular disorders, and unfortunately, several of the psychotropic medications that are used to treat bipolar disorder may increase the risk of developing certain medical illnesses. Careful, ongoing assessment, monitoring and individualized treatment-selection can help reduce some of the risk factors and improve quality of life for these patients.

Categories | CME Outfitters, LLC

Download

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.98MB - Duration: 2:54 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)