Clinical Manifestations and Treatment of Youth with Bipolar Disorder

Friday, April 9, 2021

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST


Boris Birmaher, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disorder, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Western Psychiatric Hospital

There is controversy regarding the existence or the manifestations of bipolar disorder (BD) in children. Some clinicians diagnose this disorder while others rarely see a child with BD.


Presented by Donna B. Pincus, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Boston University, Director, Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

Panic disorder is a highly impairing problem that can cause significant distress and interference to youth and families.


Samuele Cortese, MD, PhD, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Southampton, UK, Consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry, Solent NHS (National Health System), UK

Integrating individual patient data from RCT and from large-scale observational studies has the potential to move the field from a trial-and-error process towards a precision psychiatry approach.


John S. Markowitz, PharmD, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Methylphenidate is the most commonly prescribed psychostimulant for ADHD in the world. Although it has been in continuous clinical use since the 1950s, there remains some unpredictability in patient response and optimal dosing strategies. Factors contributing to these uncertainties will be discussed in the lecture.