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Clinical Considerations and Patient Centricity in the Management of Bipolar Disorder 

During the past two decades there has been an increased awareness of the relatively high lifetime prevalence, human capital costs, and premature mortality associated with bipolar disorder. Also during this time, a substantial number of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments have been established as efficacious in the symptomatic management of bipolar disorder.


Notwithstanding, the majority of individuals with bipolar disorder do not receive a timely or accurate diagnosis. And amongst those with access to high quality care rarely, are they receiving treatment that reflects best practices.


The overarching aim of Clinical Considerations and Patient Centricity in the Management of Bipolar Disorder. Is to provide practitioners with pragmatic, scientifically informed, accessible information as it relates to diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder.


This three-part video series reviews diagnostic challenges in bipolar disorder with a view to disambiguate mixed states from other commonly encountered mental disorders. The neurobiology of bipolar disorder is also reviewed with a futuristic perspective as to how new drugs for bipolar disorder may be developed and also how clinicians should assess and manage disturbances in metabolic and inflammatory systems in busy clinical practice. Finally, and up-to-date review of recent practice guidelines for the management of bipolar disorder is presented which aims to be both synthetic and ready for “prime time” application.

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Course Outline 

Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC 

Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology 
Executive Director, BCDF
Head, Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit 

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Metabolic Considerations in Mood Disorders

Duration: 44:47

Lakshmi Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych(UK)

Professor of Psychiatry 

Associate Head of Research and International Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

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CANMAT Bipolar Disorder Guidelines Update

Duration: 44:30

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD

Professor of Psychiatry 

Director of the Affective Disorders Research Program at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn

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Understanding the Diagnostic and Treatment Implications of DSM-5 Mood Disorders with Mixed Features

Duration: 49:32

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