As a service to clinicians, DBSA works with many partners who provide educational courses and materials centered on mental health. Our goal is to provide clinicians with learning opportunities that support quality mental health care, especially for those who live with mood disorders.
From Haymarket Medical Education: Certified Continuing Education and resources on bipolar depression and schizophrenia
On Haymarket Medical Education’s myCME website, clinicians can find a comprehensive, blended learning curriculum that aims to optimize care for patients with bipolar depression and schizophrenia.
As many as 40% of patients with bipolar depression are misdiagnosed at first, which can lead to ineffective treatment and delays in finding the best possible care. Similarly, the negative symptoms of schizophrenia – including apathy, loss of pleasure, and social withdrawal – often go unrecognized and untreated.
The myCME Mental Health Learning Center supports a shared focus that can help specialists and primary care providers make more timely diagnoses and achieve effective management of bipolar depression or schizophrenia. In the Learning Center, health care providers can earn up to 9.50 CME/CE credits with activities such as:
- A virtual journal club, in which experts review a carefully curated selection of recent relevant publications relating to bipolar depression and schizophrenia, offering perspectives on how these findings apply in day-to-day care.
- Faculty podcasts that cover best practices in diagnosing and managing bipolar depression.
- Insightful videos that detail advances in the management of bipolar depression, shared perspectives on modulating dopamine and much more.
- Patient case studies that provide deeper perspectives into diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care.
In addition, the myCME Mental Health Learning Center provides practical tools for clinicians, including a mood disorder questionnaire, bipolar spectrum diagnostic scale, hypomania and mania symptom checklist and much more.