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25 May, 2022

GP Webinar | Bipolar Affective Disorder in Primary Care

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GPs and healthcare professionals are invited to a free talk on bipolar disorder as part of the GP Webinar Series from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS).

Bipolar Affective Disorder in Primary Care: GP Management and Referring to Specialist Care takes place on Wednesday, 25 May from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Sean Lonergan, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist on the Bipolar Disorder Programme here at SPMHS, will explore how GPs can treat and support their patients living with bipolar affective disorder.

The one-hour webinar will cover:

  • Ways to increase recognition of patients presenting with symptoms of bipolar disorder in primary care
  • How to differentiate bipolar affective disorder from unipolar depression
  • Types of bipolar affective disorder diagnoses
  • Risk factors and stressors for people living with bipolar affective disorder
  • Supporting patients at different stages, such as when they are well, when they are becoming unwell, or when a severe mood episode occurs
  • When to refer a patient to specialist care.

This is the third instalment in our 2022 GP Webinar Series, and will be accredited for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points from the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP).

GPs can submit questions ahead of the event by emailing or during the webinar, using the question function on Zoom.

Please note that CPD points are only available to people who attend the live webinar. Your CPD certificate will be issued to the email address used to register for the event, with up to a two week period allowed for this.  

If you have any questions or accessibility requirements ahead of this event, please email

Book a place at the webinar here.

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