Updated: May 30, 2022
Part of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)'s Online Learning Series, the 'Recent Advances in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder' webinar took place on Monday 28th March 2022 at 5pm GMT.
The event was moderated by Prof Konstantinos Fountoulakis MD PhD and included presentations from Prof Mauricio Tohen MD DrPH MBA (Management of Acute Mania) and Prof Alan Young MB ChB MPhil PhD FRCP (Edin) FRCPsych FRCP(C) FRSB (Long term treatment of Bipolar Disorder) followed by Q&A.
The WPA webinars on bipolar disorder clinical management aim to address clinical doctors, who would like to enrich their practical experience in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder characterised by relapsing episodes of mania/hypomania and depression which often develop eventually into chronic bipolar depression. Psychotic symptoms are not uncommon as well as cognitive impairment and significant disability. Social problems such as long-term unemployment, poverty and problems with the law are commonly correlated with bipolar disorder. The treatment is maybe the most complex and demanding among mental disorders and it includes medication, along with psychotherapy, counselling and social rehabilitation.
A recording of the webinar is now available for viewing on WPA’s Education Portal here.
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Author: WPA Education Coordinator