Mood Disorders, Depression, and Bipolar Disorders

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Estimated time to complete session: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Learning Objectives

1. Utilize appropriate diagnostic criteria to evaluate and screen patients for depression, mood disorders and suicide risk.

2. Coordinate care for patients who require referral to sub-specialists or admission to hospitals for suicide prevention.

3. Recognize the risks associated with certain drugs used to treat depression and mood disorders, and know which carry REMS and black box warnings about suicide.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/09/2018

Stanley P. Oakley, Jr., MD, FAPA, Professor, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/09/2018
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