An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

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This education course covers the SAMHSA Advisory An introduction to Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders.  According to SAMHSA defines Bipolar disorder is a serious, chronic mental illness characterized by unusual changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. This course covers the need for early diagnosis early diagnosis and appropriate treatment to prevent suicide and other risk factors which are higher in individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder.   This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening and treatment planning skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of DSM V criteria for bipolar and substance use disorder diagnoses;
  2. Identify evidenced based treatment for early intervention;
  3. Identify high risk factors for those diagnosed with bipolar and co-occurring disorders.

 

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). An Introduction to Bipolar
Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders. Advisory, Volume 15, Issue 2.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C