ACE Foundation Programs
Clinicians are seeing an increasing number of patients who, in spite of treatment with multiple antidepressants and a variety of other medications, remain mired in depression, often accompanied by irritability, anxiety, and distractibility. These individuals often lament that they “have tried every drug there is” without substantial or sustained benefit.
A common reason for this: many of these individuals are not just depressed. Fifty to eighty percent of them atually have unrecognized bipolar illness. Antidepressants have been shown to be, at best, only marginally better than placebo in acute bipolar depression and in a subset of bipolar patients, antipepressants can cause or worsen irritable, agitate depression, increase the risk of suicide, and, paradoxically, lead to more frequent depressive episodes. Effective psychotherapy often proves to be dfficult, if not impossible, when bipolar patients are misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated with antidepressants.
At the end of the first part of this seminar, clinicians will be able to recognize the symptoms, family history, course, and antidepressant-response markers thatdistinguish bipolar illness from major depressive disorder and borderline personality. Clinicians will learn about the medications that should form the foundation of treatment for bipolar illness, including the one medication (not an antidepressant) that has been repeatedly shown to dramatically reduce the risk of completed suicide.
Drawing on research from empirically-tested individual and family therapies for bipolar disorder, Dr. Quinn will discuss the many ways psychotherapists can help patients and families struggling with bipolar disorder once patients receive proper pharmacologic treatment.
*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.
**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.
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Registration is closed.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
Social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.
This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.
Brian Quinn, LCSW, Ph.D. is a clinical social worker with a post graduate certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He specializes in working with people with mood disorders and substance abuse. Dr. Quinn, who has over thirty years of experience, has given seminars nationwide on depression and bipolar disorder and has taught continuing education courses on bipolar disorder at graduate schools. He is the author of Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder and The Depression Sourcebook, 2nd ed. He is in private practice in Huntington, New York.
Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation. Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
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