In this informative presentation, participants will learn how to identify bipolar depression and gain an understanding of the latest treatments. The role of traditional antidepressants in bipolar depression and when it is appropriate to use these agents will be discussed. The workshop will also cover the use of mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medications in the treatment of bipolar depression, and present novel treatments, such as Transmagnetic Stiumulation and psychosocial treatments.
At the end of this activity, the learner will:
- Identify bipolar depression.
- Strategize the newest medications for bipolar depression.
- Explore the role of adjunctive psychosocial treatment in bipolar depression.
Presenter: Claudia F. Baldassano, M.D. is Director of the Bipolar Outpatient Resident Teaching Program and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Formerly the Medical Director of Reserach at Friends Hospital, Dr. Baldassano has spoken at the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists and her research has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Review, and Comprehensive Psychiatry.