Bipolar affective disorder can be a monumental thing to learn to cope with. During this one-time training, learn how certain tools and practices can help.
Bipolar affective disorder is often misdiagnosed, adding to the burden on individuals, families and society. This presentation will include criteria for diagnosis, common differential diagnoses, as well as medication and non-medication therapies. A common screening tool will also be reviewed.
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Andrew McLean, M.D.
Dr. McLean is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He obtained his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Wisconsin and an M.P.H. degree from the University of Minnesota. He has been recognized as a UND School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus, has received the American Psychiatric Association Bruno Lima award for outstanding contributions to Disaster Psychiatry, and has been conferred with numerous teaching excellence awards. Dr. McLean previously was the Medical Director of the ND Department of Human Services. He has served on numerous clinical, administrative and regulatory boards including medical licensing and professional health programs. He has lectured internationally on pertinent behavioral and public health issues. Dr. McLean has a particular interest in collaborative models of care. He also is interested in individual and community resilience.