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Bipolar Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents; New Episode of "Psychiatry Advances"

July 10, 2020

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With host Loren Roth, MD, MPH, psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and rehabilitative professionals are invited to discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences. Dr. Roth is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry. He continues to actively teach and work at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He is also the former Chief Medical Officer of UPMC and the previous associate senior vice chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning, Health Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh.

Boris Birmaher, MD, is the Endowed Chair of Early Onset Bipolar Disease/Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In this episode, he addresses two research questions. Who among children and adolescents are at risk to develop bipolar spectrum disorder? And among patients who develop this disorder, who is at risk for recurrence? This is a controlled prospective 20 year duration research study of children at higher risk because at least one of their parents has this disorder.

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