2012: From Circuits to Solutions: Brain Function in Pediatric Bipolar and Attention Deficit Disorders
Distinct and differing frontstriatal and limbic circuitry dysfunction patterns have been found in children and adolescents with Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A review of studies which mapped these symptoms and involved circuits will be presented, along with effect of varied medications on these circuits. Implications for nursing care of children with these disorders will be discussed.
Speaker: Julie Carbray, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Disclosures: This presenter has reported an affiliation with Shionogi Inc. There will be discussions of off-label uses during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify both common and differing brain circuitry dysfunction patterns implicated in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
2. Discuss how brain circuitry dysfunction relates to symptoms and the clinical presentation of illness in children and adolescents affected by these disorders.
3. Integrate theoretical underpinnings of brain circuitry dysfunction into neurobiologically informed nursing care of children and adolescents affected by Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. *In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Thursday, November 8th
Child & Adolescent Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Release Date: December 21, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2013