This program is intended for healthcare professionals caring for patients with bipolar depression, including physicians (psychiatrists and primary care), nurse practitioners, physician associates/physician assistants, registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and psychologists.
The goal of this program is to improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of learners in effort to optimize diagnosis and treatment for patients with bipolar depression.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Describe the differential diagnosis of bipolar depression based on expert best practices
Differentiate bipolar I and bipolar II disorders based on characteristics and diagnostic criteria
Individualize treatment selections for patients with bipolar depression based on characteristics, comorbidities, and adverse effect profile
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:
Kristin Raj, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Chief, Interventional Psychiatry
Co-Section Chief, Mood Disorders
Chief, Bipolar Clinic
Director of Education for interventional Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California
Kristin Raj, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose, except Gabrielle Giacona and Amanda Zimmerman, PA-C, as noted below.
Gabrielle Giacona: stock/stock options: AstraZeneca, Moderna.
Amanda Zimmerman, PA-C: consultant/researcher/speaker: Averitas; researcher: Collegium.
Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, learners must follow these steps during the period from October 31, 2023, through October 30, 2024:
The program has been made available online.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 1 contact hour, including 1 hour of pharmacotherapy credit.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
CCO designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-23-277-H01-P
Type of Activity: Application
Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 65 and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.
Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education
Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until October 30, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Psychologist Continuing Education
Continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
This activity offers 1 continuing education credit for psychologists.
Social Work Continuing Education
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Clinical Care Options, LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.