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Psych Congress: Bipolar Disorder Across the Spectrum: Novel Screening Tools and Treatment Options


James A. Jenkins, MD
Staff Psychiatrist
Emerson Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Greg Mattingly, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
President, Midwest Research Group
St. Louis, Missouri

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD (content developer)
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP
Founder, ForLikeMinds
Faculty, Yale Program for Recovery & Community Health

This session was previously presented at Psych Congress 2021. If you claimed credit for this session at Psych Congress 2021, you are not eligable to claim credit for this session again.

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This activity is designed for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatric nurses, and other healthcare professionals who seek to improve the care of patients with mental health disorders.


After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Describe tactics to differentiate and identify various symptom domains in bipolar disorder
  • Review the benefits and drawbacks of both traditional and newer screening scales used for bipolar identification
  • Analyze treatment targets and efficacy and safety outcomes for the most recently updated and emerging bipolar medications
  • Apply updated knowledge regarding bipolar diagnosis and management to real-world treatment plans


To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: December 15, 2021
Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 90 minutes

There is no fee associated with this activity.


NACCME would like to thank the following companies who have supported "Bipolar Disorder Across the Spectrum: Novel Screening Tools and Treatment Options" through educational grant support: Alkermes, Inc. and Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.



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Instructional Level: Advanced

This internet enduring activity will award 1.5 continuing education credits. Psychologists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Goldberg: Consultant—BioXcel, Lundbeck, Otsuka, Sage Therapeutics, Sunovion; Royalties—American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Inc., Cambridge University Press; Royalties (spouse)—American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Inc.; Speakers Bureau—Allergan, Intracellular Therapies, Otsuka, Sunovion.

Dr. Jenkins: Major Stockholder (not including mutual funds)—Alkermes, Inc., Trevena, Inc.; Stockholder/Ownership Interest (excluding diversified mutual funds)—Sage Therapeutics.

Dr. Mattingly: Consultant—AbbVie, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Alkermes, Inc., Axsome Therapeutics, Corium, Eisai, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc., Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck, Neos Therapeutics, Inc., Neurocrine Biosciences, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Redax, Roche Pharma, Rhodes Pharmaceuticals, Sage Therapeutics, Shire, Sunovion, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Tris Pharma Inc.; Grant/Research Support—AbbVie, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Alkermes, Inc., Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc, Axsome Therapeutics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Emalex Biosciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Medgenics, NLS1 Pharma AG, Redax, Roche Pharma, Sage Therapeutics, Shire, Sunovion, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Teva Pharmaceuticals; Speakers Bureau—AbbVie, Alkermes, Inc., Corium, Eisai, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck, Neurocrine Biosciences, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Sunovion, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Tris Pharma Inc.

Ms. Katherine Ponte has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).


William C. Torrey, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Douglas Noordsy, MD
Clinical Professor Director of Lifestyle Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Dr. Torrey and Dr. Noordsy have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).


Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC (nurse planner)
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Mr. Penn: Grant/Research Support—Usona Institute; Salary—Usona Institute.

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