Bipolar Disorder
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options of bipolar disorder.

Course Publication Date: August 09, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:BD070219
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the signature characteristic of bipolar disorder.
  • State the three main subdivisions of bipolar disorder.
  • Discuss causes of bipolar disorder.
  • List three signs and symptoms of the manic phase and the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
  • State three conditions commonly occurring with bipolar disorder.
  • Describe ‘mixed affective episodes.’
  • Describe what a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is based on.
  • Discuss treatment options and drugs used for bipolar conditions.


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