Program Introduction

Mood disorders throughout women's reproductive stages require comprehensive care to alleviate unnecessary suffering, comorbidities, and unwanted outcomes.

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, you should be able to:

Early diagnosis of PPD is critical for mother-infant outcomes, and new hypotheses in its pathophysiology has led to novel and emerging therapies that can improve these outcomes.
In this chart review, LGBTQ people with treatment-resistant mood disorders had clinical features linked to worse outcomes, but their improvement with ECT was similar to that seen in non-LGBTQ patients.
Drs Findling and Goldberg offer expertise on the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in patients of all ages.
Do you tend to use combination pharmacotherapy regimens in patients with bipolar disorder? Will patients receiving 3 or more drugs have better outcomes?
Review highlights from two experts’ presentations on identifying and treating tardive dyskinesia. Quotes from actual patients illustrate the embarrassment that they feel and show why even mild movements should be treated if patients are distressed by them.
What is the efficacy of antidepressants and other agents for treating cognitive impairment in adults with major depressive disorder? Review available research in this CME journal activity.
When should you rely on top-ranked treatment options for acute bipolar mania, and when should you skip down to lower-ranked options? Dr Suppes discusses.
Dr Suppes discusses guidelines for maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder, with an algorithm for pharmacologic and psychosocial interventions.


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