Seminars. . .
Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
The prevalence of bipolar spectrum disorders is approximately 5%. These very serious and chronic mood disorders have significant morbidity and mortality. The talk explores new criteria for diagnosis, current views regarding neurobiology and pathophysiology, manifestations in adults, children and adolescents and specific pharmacologic treatment algorithms. Details of empirically validated psychotherapies for bipolar disorder are discussed. Finally, the workshop covers important strategies for lifestyle management and adjunctive non-pharmacologic treatment approaches (high intensity light therapy, exercise, etc.).