Wednesday Lecture Series: Assessment and Management of Severe Irritability from Preschool to High School

June 17, 2020

This presentation will be broadcast live online on June 17, 2020 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

This presentation describes the historical conceptualization of irritability as a symptom in psychiatric disorders especially in the context of the frequent diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children with chronically irritable mood. This diagnostic approach contributed to the dramatic rise in the rate of pediatric visits for bipolar disorder in the United States and led to the creation of a new disorder Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). The phenomenological differences between episodic vs chronic irritability will be highlighted. Severe irritability in preschool age children will also be discussed in the context of new clinical research. Additionally, contemporary neuroscience research trends will be discussed to better understand the underpinnings of this commonly occurring symptom. Finally, evidenced-based approaches in managing irritability, including both psychosocial and pharmacological strategies will be discussed.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the historical conceptualization of irritability as a symptom in psychiatric disorders.
2. Distinguish irritability observed in Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) from other psychiatric disorders especially bipolar disorder.
3. Identify contemporary neuroscience research trends relating to understanding irritability.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Category 1 credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
06/08/2020
Course expires: 
07/08/2020
Event starts: 
06/17/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
06/17/2020 - 1:00pm
Fee:
$0.00

Sheppard Pratt is dedicated to improving quality of life through mental health, special education, and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults.  Our patient-centered treatment approach, combined with our legacy of clinical excellence, sets us apart from other health systems on both a local and national level.  We have been ranked among the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals for 24 consecutive years by U. S. News &  World Report.  Founded in 1853 by philanthropist Moses Sheppard, Sheppard Pratt Health System still abides by its Quaker traditions and values.

Sheppard Pratt regularly hosts renowned speakers from across the country at our headquarters in Towson. We provide educational opportunities on subjects including psychiatric disorders, issues of behavioral health, systems-based change, mental and somatic co-morbidities, psychiatric effects on health and health outcomes, advances in neurobiology, and clinical developments in concepts underlying drug treatment of psychiatric disorders. We are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education, the Maryland Nurses’ Association, the Maryland Board of Psychology, the Maryland Board of Social Work, and the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Sheppard Pratt’s Professional Education Program is pleased to provide Wednesdays at Sheppard Pratt free of charge as a public service to the mental health community.  Your tax-deductible donations will help maintain the outstanding quality of this service. 

Please send your contributions to:

Sheppard Pratt Professional Education Program
Wednesdays Lecture Fund
6501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Professional Education Program: 410.938.4593
Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt: 410.938.3900

This activity will broadcast live on June 17, 2020 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.  Please click on the link above at that time to view this presentation.  Emailing the word code given during the lecture to CME@sheppardpratt.org will serve as a sign in and enroll you in the activity for credit. 

Questions? Email CME@sheppardpratt.org or call 410-926-9024.

About this speaker:

Dr. Jeffrey Hunt is Professor and Deputy Division Director in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and the Triple Board Program at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is also Director of Inpatient and Intensive Services at Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island. Dr. Hunt has been co-investigator on numerous NIMH funded studies relating to mood disorders including the Course and Outcome of Bipolar Youth Study. He holds leadership roles within AACAP, ABPN, and ACGME. He is an AACAP- Harvard Macy Scholar and is a faculty member in the Harvard Macy health care educator courses. Dr. Hunt received his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin and general and child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (now Drexel University College of Medicine).

Disclosure Statements:

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she (or a partner or spouse) has with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt Health System, and if there will be discussion of any products, services or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

Jeffrey I. Hunt, MD reports having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. He will discuss SSRIs and atypicals, medications used for treating irritability in youth in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months: Todd Peters, M.D., Briana Riemer, M.D., Sunil Khushalani, M.D., Faith Dickerson, Ph.D., Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Laura Webb, RN-BC, MSN, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Paul Daugherty, RN, MBA, Heather Billings, RN, and Jennifer Tornabene.

 

Physician Statement: Sheppard Pratt is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Statement: Sheppard Pratt is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours for nurses.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 CEU hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 CEU contact hours in Category 1 credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 1.0 NBCC clock hours.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Category 1 credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation

Price

Fee:
$0.00
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TO WATCH THE BROADCAST
On June 17, 2020 at 12:00 noon, please click on, or copy and paste this link into your web browser to view the lecture online.
https://video.ibm.com/channel/PGZVae4mFHV

TO DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUT
On June 16, 2020, from 12:00 noon until June 17, 2020, use this link to download the slides. https://www.sheppardpratt.org/events/event/virtual-wednesday-lecture-assessment-and-management-of-severe-irritability-from-preschool-to-high-school/2020-06-17/.

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