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Mood Disorders in DSM-5: What's New and What's not

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2014
Course Code: A0


Boris Birmaher, MD

Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disease

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Disorders Services

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC


Ellen Frank, PhD

Distinguised Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Program Description:

The goal of this presentation is to educate clinicians on the major changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5 in the area of mood disorders. The decision process and rationale that led to these changes will be discussed, as will their potential implications for earlier identification and intervention with individuals suffering from these conditions. It will focus on what went into the creation of entirely new disorders such as Dysphoric Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder, and into making substantial changes to the criteria for several other disorders including mania and hypomania. The criteria for each of these conditions will be discussed as will their implications clinical practice.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the major changes made to the mood disorders between DSM-IV and DSM-5.
  • Explain the rationale for each of those changes.
  • Describe how changes made in the DSM-5 might affect clinical practice.

Target Audience:

This is an introductory program for all mental health and health care professionals who work with individuals with mood disorders

Continuing Education Credits:

ACT 48 2.0

CADC 2.0


CPRP 2.0


NCC 2.0


PCHA 2.0

Psychologist 2.0

SW 2.0

CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NCC Continuing Education Guidelines.



The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing. These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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