In this presentation, Dr. Lisa Klewicki provides an overview of the mood disorders, including depression, manic or hypomanic episodes, and bipolar disorder. She covers the symptoms of these disorders and some common stressors associated with the development of the mood disorders. Dr. Klewick uses movie clips to illustrate the content. This webinar is intended as a “refresher course” for experienced mental health professionals as well as a foundational course for those in the helping profession such as priests and deacons, youth ministers, and spiritual guides.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the symptoms of depression and bipolar
  2. Explain the stressors that are commonly associated with the development of depression
  3. Discuss how manic and depressive episodes are manifested in Bipolar Disorder