Bipolar disorder is among the most common conditions affecting humankind and one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. It is a complex and dynamic psychiatric condition that makes it difficult to both understand and manage. However, with good management, people affected by bipolar disorder can lead very successful lives. This book was written specifically with new psychiatrists and mental health practitioners in mind to facilitate their ability to care for this condition. Chapters review clinical presentation and epidemiology, etiology and neurobiology, and treatment of bipolar disorder.
About the Editors:
Stephen M. Strakowski, MD, is Acting Senior Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Vice President, Regional Mental Health and Founding Chair and Professor of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School, University of Texas. Previously, he spent 24 years at the University of Cincinnati, serving most recently as Senior Vice President of Strategy in the health system. He is an internationally recognized expert in the management of bipolar disorders, as a Best DoctorRG and by US News and World ReportRG as a Top 1% Psychiatrist. His research focuses on the brain changes that occur at the onset of bipolar disorder.
David E. Fleck, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati (UC) where he serves as Director of the Neuropsychology Section of the Division of Bipolar Disorders Research and as a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty. He also serves as Program Evaluator for the Trauma Recovery Center at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Fleck is a respected clinical and translational mood disorders researcher in neuropsychology, MRI, and outcomes research.
Caleb Alder, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist with clinical privileges at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. A professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Dr. Adler is the vice-chair for clinical research and co-directs the Division of Bipolar Disorders Research. Dr. Alder's research focuses on the treatment for, and the neuropathophysiology of, bipolar and related disorders.
Melissa DelBello, MD, MS, is a nationally recognized expert on child and adolescent mood disorders. She has lectured and published extensively on bipolar disorder and served as principal or co-investigator of several NIH grants. She has served as professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati since 2014.