Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder




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Psychiatric mental health nurses and advanced practice nurses play an important role in the assessment and care of patients with bipolar disorder. Using appropriate rating scales and diagnostic criteria can aid in the assessment of patients who present with a variety of symptoms. In this game-based CME activity, you will assume the role of a psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse who must recognize the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder and select appropriate treatment for a 20-year-old patient with suicidal thoughts.

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Juvenile Research, Pediatric Mood Disorder Clinic, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Carbray), and Yale University School of Nursing, Yale University, West Haven, Connecticut (Dr Iennaco).

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J Clin Psychiatry 2015;76(11):e1479