4024-17: Decreasing Rates for Pediatric Bipolar

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4024-17: Decreasing Rates for Pediatric Bipolar

The diagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) continues to be controversial.  In the 1990's the rates of PBD were increasing by over 400%.  Are the rates of PBD now rapidly decreasing?  Understand the current trend in diagnosing PBD to make you more accurate at identifying this population.


Presenter: Daniel E. Wesemann, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  47 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Explain the current trends in diagnosing Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.
  2. Utilize one valid screening tool to identify symptoms of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.
  3. Explain the components of both studies presented about Pediatric Bipolar.

Keywords: Pediatrics, Child Adolescent, Bipolar Disorder


Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:15am - 12:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019


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