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Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of mania, hypomania, and depression. It affects 3-4% of the U.S. population, represents a substantial societal and economic burden in the United States, is also found to be strongly associated with other major public health concerns like diabetes and cardiovascular disease as well as suicide.
The literature demonstrates that medication nonadherence is a major issue among patients with bipolar disorder. Nonadherence affects approximately 60% of patients and can result in hospitalization, poor effectiveness, increased relapses, and increased risk of morbidity. Other factors, such as patient perceptions, illness severity, and the relationship between the physician and patient, come into play and should be taken into account to optimize adherence.
Healthcare professionals specializing in: family medicine, internal medicine, mental health, neurology and psychiatry, or those who otherwise commonly care for patients with bipolar or related psychiatric diseases.
This program is supported by an educational grant from Sunonvion.
Release Date: February 02, 2018 -- Expiration Date: February 02, 2020
Faculty: Claudia Baldassano, MD
Bipolar disorder’s epidemiology, etiology, neuropathophysiology, presentation, comorbidities, and psychosocial impact
Treatment with an emphasis on bipolar disorder
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Faculty Disclosure: Claudia Baldassano, M.D. has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Faculty DOES plan to discuss off-label or investigational uses of a commercial product.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Sunovion
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