Pharm: Bipolar Type II with Diabetes Type 1


For this Assignment, as you examine the patient case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat patients presenting with bipolar disorder.

For this assignment, you will write a 5–6-page paper on the topic of bipolar and bipolar and related disorders. You will create this guide as an assignment; therefore, a title page, introduction, conclusion, and reference page are required. You must include a minimum of 3 scholarly supporting resources outside of your course provided resources.

In your paper, you will choose one of the following diagnoses: Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Cyclothymic Disorder, Substance/Medication-Induced Bipolar and Related Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition. Your paper will include discussion for your chosen diagnosis of bipolar and related disorder on the following:

· Prevalence and Neurobiology of your chosen disorder ( Bipolar II and Type 1 Diabetes)

· Discuss the differences between your chosen disorder and one other bipolar and related disorders in relation to the diagnostic criteria including presentation of symptoms according to DSM 5 TR criteria

· Discuss special populations and considerations (children, adolescents, pregnancy/post-partum, older adult, emergency care) for your chosen bipolar and related disorder; demonstrating critical thinking beyond basics of HIPPA and informed consent with discussion of at least one for EACH category:  legal considerations, ethical considerations, cultural considerations, social determinants of health

· Discuss FDA and/or clinical practice guidelines approved pharmacological treatment options in relation to acute and mixed episodes vs maintenance pharmacological treatment for your chosen bipolar and related disorder

· Of the medication treatment options for your chosen disorder discuss side effects, FDA approvals and warnings.  What is important to monitor in terms of labs, comorbid medical issues with why important for monitoring.
(use Escitalopram for Bipolar II and Insulin for Diabetes Type 1)



Stahl, S. M. (2021). 
Stahl's essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (5th Ed.) Cambridge University Press.

· Chapter 7, “Treatments for Mood Disorders: So-Called “Antidepressants” and “Mood Stabilizers” (pp. 338-358)

American Psychiatric Association. (2010b). 

Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with bipolar disorderLinks to an external site.

 (2nd ed.)

Hirschfeld, R. M. A. (n.d.). 

Guideline watch: Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder

Links to an external site.
 (2nd ed.)