- Nierenberg, Andrew, MD
This CME/CE-certified activity focuses on treatment strategies for depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder. It helps mental health and primary care teams understand the risks and benefits of various treatment approaches.
Effective diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder is critical to optimizing patient outcomes. The duration of untreated illness is directly associated with greater symptom severity, poorer response to medication, and even suicide risk early in the course of the disorder.
This activity is part of a free series. All the activities help you effectively assess and treat bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and related conditions such as fatigue and cognitive dysfunction.
View the other activities in the series: Massachusetts General Hospital Colloquium: Common Challenges in the Treatment of Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective treatment strategies for depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder.
- Summarize risks and benefits of treatments for bipolar depression.
- Describe risk of metabolic syndrome in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
This program is intended for:
- Primary Care, Internal, and Family Care Physicians
- Allied Healthcare Professionals
Thomas P. Hackett, MD, Endowed Chair in Psychiatry
Director, Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation
Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program
Director, Training and Education, MGH Research Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
This program has received support in the form of educational grants from the following companies:
- Janssen Global Services, LLC
- Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Release Date: October 15, 2014
Expiration Date: October 15, 2018
Review Date: February 13, 2018 by Robert Althoff, MD
To receive credit for this activity, you must view the presentation and complete the pre test, post test, and evaluation.
This activity has been planned
McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 continuing education credit for psychologists.
Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TMassociated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TMmay or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
Tristan L. Gorrindo, MD
Jane Pimental, MPH
Michael Hirsch, MD
Susan E. Sprich, PhD
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Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:
Michael Hirsch, MD
Honoraria for writing: UpToDate
Susan E. Sprich, PhD
Royalties: Oxford University Press (for co-authoring treatment manual and client workbook), Springer (for editing book)
The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.
Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD
Consultant: Abbott Laboratories, American Psychiatric Association, Appliance Computing Inc. (Mindsite), Basliea, Brain Cells, Inc., Brandeis University, Bristol Myers Squibb, Clintara, Corcept, Dey Pharmaceuticals, Dainippon Sumitomo (now Sunovion), Eli Lilly and Company, EpiQ, L.P./Mylan Inc., Forest, Genaissance, Genetech, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffman LaRoche, Infomedic, Lundbeck, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Medavante, Merck, Methylation Sciences, Naurex, Novartis, PamLabs, Pfizer, PGx Health, Ridge Diagnostics Shire, Schering-Plough, Somerset, Sunovion, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Targacept, and Teva;consulted through the MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute (CTNI)forAstra Zeneca, Brain Cells, Inc, Dianippon Sumitomo/Sepracor, Johnson and Johnson, Labopharm, Merck, Methylation Science, Novartis, PGx Health, Shire, Schering-Plough, Targacept, Takeda/Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals
Grants/Research support: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, AHRQ, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cederroth, Cephalon, Cyberonics, Elan, Eli Lilly, Forest, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Lichtwer Pharma, Marriott Foundation, Mylan, NIMH, PamLabs, PCORI, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Shire, Stanley Foundation, Takeda, Wyeth-Ayerst
Honoraria: Belvoir Publishing, University of Texas Southwestern Dallas, Brandeis University, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hillside Hospital, American Drug Utilization Review, American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology, Baystate Medical Center, Columbia University, CRICO, Dartmouth Medical School, Health New England, Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, IMEDEX, International Society for Bipolar Disorder, Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University, MJ Consulting, New York State, Medscape, MBL Publishing, MGH Psychiatry Academy, National Association of Continuing Education, Physicians Postgraduate Press, SUNY Buffalo, University of Wisconsin, University of Pisa, University of Michigan, University of Miami, University of Wisconsin at Madison, APSARD, ISBD, SciMed, Slack Publishing,Wolters Klower Publishing
Stock: Appliance Computing, Inc. (MindSite); Brain Cells, Inc., Medavante
Copyrights: Clinical Positive Affect Scale and the MGH Structured Clinical Interview for the Montgomery Asberg Depression Scale exclusively licensed to the MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute (CTNI).
All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.
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