Dr. Mark Frye, chair of the department of psychology and psychiatry at Mayo Clinic, participated in a discussion on state-of-the-art treatments for bipolar disorder Sunday at the 2012 American Psychiatric Association meeting. The panel featured some of the top names in the field of bipolar research and treatment.
Frye called it a fast moving review of how best to treat the acute phase of mania; how best to treat bi-polar depression; how to bring in structures psychotherapies – and discussion about how to keep people well after they’ve been treated.
Arguably one of the most difficult illnesses in mental health, bipolar disorder — sometimes called manic-depressive disorder — is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania.
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