402-24: Mixed States: When Bipolarity Complicates Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression

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402-24: Mixed States: When Bipolarity Complicates Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression

When the common symptoms of “mixed states” overlap extensively with PTSD, GAD, borderlinity and ADHD, and differentiating amongst them is nearly impossible, gain an understanding of when to use an antidepressant and treatment alternatives.


Presenter:
  James Phelps, MD

Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  1 hour 30 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the overlap of depressed mixed states and other common diagnoses (PTSD, GAD, ADHD, borderline disorder) and risks of mis-directed treatment.

Course Outcome:

  • 65% of learners will report an intent to make changes to their practice as a result of completing this course. 

Keywords:  Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mania, Mood Disorders, Mixed States


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
1.5 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Release date: July 8, 2024
Access to this course will end:
July 31, 2026

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