(OERP) Videoconference Series Identifying the Bipolar Prodrome: Who is at Highest risk, and What Can We Do? March 4, 2020
Office of Educational Resources and Planning (OERP) Videoconference Series
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, originally published in 1998, illuminated the graded relationship between negative experiences in early life and long-term medical and mental health consequences. Since then, multiple studies have yielded comparable results and there has been an increased push to provide clinical services in a trauma-informed manner. While this is a significant step in the right direction, there has been ongoing debate about the utility of ACE assessments in clinical settings, and particularly with marginalized communities. Ultimately, the potential dangers of relying too heavily on assessing ACE scores need to be considered and more effort put into promoting resilience and protective factors while teaching skills that can help buffer traumatic experiences.
By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:
· Identify the clinical symptoms that are associated with increased risk of bipolar onset, particularly in
those at familial risk.
· Describe a risk calculator and how this can be used to estimate person-level risk for an outcome, in
this case bipolar disorder onset.
· Discuss early therapeutic interventions that may help in this population, as well as basic medication
Youth with a family history of bipolar disorder are at elevated risk of developing the disorder themselves. This
introductory webinar will focus on better understanding risk factors for the development of bipolar disorder,
and prodromal symptoms that may precede disorder onset. We will discuss the work that we and others
have done related to risk trajectories; describe a risk calculator to estimate person-level risk for new-onset
bipolar disorder in at-risk offspring; and discuss early interventions that may address prodromal symptoms
and decrease risk.
Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS), UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospita
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.00 Attendance