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Broadcast — Mini-Psych: Volatile Emotions - Bipolar and other mood disorders


1 Dec 2012 03:00

Mood swings can be rough for those who experience the fluctuations, the intervals, the highs and the lows! Such feelings may lead people to think they have a borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder or another type of mood disorder. It is important, however, to distinguish between what constitutes “normal” emotional behaviour and mood disorder.

Learning objectives:

  • To better understand the genetic, psychological and environmental stressors that trigger the onset of mood disorders and to differentiate “normal” emotional abilities from emotional behaviours that can be dysfunctional;
  • To distinguish between certain types of mood disorders, such as borderline personality and bipolar disorders;
  • To learn about the main forms of treatment and therapy for bipolar disorders, as well as recent research developments in this field.

Lecturers: Serge Beaulieu, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Medical Chief, Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity Disorders Program and Bipolar Disorder Program; and Suzane Renaud, MD, psychiatrist.

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