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

Course Publication Date: September 17, 2021

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:BD062521
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Learning Objectives
  • 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.

  • Discuss the signature characteristic of bipolar disorder.

  • State the three main subdivisions of bipolar disorder.

  • Discuss causes of bipolar disorder.


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