This course will help you recognize the symptoms and difficulties that people with depressive and bipolar disorders may experience. Mood disorders are common, and it is likely that you will encounter these issues in your work with clients. By learning about the symptoms and treatment options for these mood disorders, you can help deliver more empathic care and facilitate access to appropriate interventions for the people you serve. A series of interactive vignettes will help guide you through this course. Although children and adolescents can also experience these mood disorders, this course will focus on these problems in adults.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: An Overview of Mood Disorders A. Meet Lance B. Overview C. The Impact of Mood Disorders D. Section Summary Section 3: Depressive Disorders A. Overview B. Major Depressive Disorder C. Major Depressive Disorder in Older Adults D. Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia) E. Depressive Disorders vs. Bipolar Disorders F. Meet Glenda G. Section Summary Section 4: Bipolar and Related Disorders A. Overview B. What Is Mania? C. Understanding Mood Symptoms D. Bipolar I Versus Bipolar II Disorder E. Quick Check F. Psychotic Symptoms and Mood Disorders G. Substance Use and Mood Disorders H. Mood Disorders and Suicide I. Non-Suicidal Self-Injury J. Meet Kelley K. Section Summary Section 5: Working with People Who Have Mood Disorders A. The Challenges of Mood Disorders B. Treatment Options for Depressive Disorders C. Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorders D. Other Helpful Approaches E. Meet Richard F. Section Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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