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Addressing Diagnostic Complexities Of Bipolar Disorder (Distinguishing Bipolar Series Part 2)

Webinar | March 14, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Virtual Forum: Addressing Diagnostic Complexities Of Bipolar Disorder (Distinguishing Bipolar Series Part 2)

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In the upcoming second part of a series on distinguishing bipolar disorder, Rif El-Mallakh, MD, and Mark Zimmerman, MD, will build upon the science discussed during Part 1 of the series and provide insight into the diagnostic complexity of bipolar disorder. The correct diagnosis of bipolar disorder may be delayed for years, with a main confounding factor being the broad range of co-morbidities that can be present with bipolar disorder. These co-morbid disorders may include anxiety, post traumatic stress, substance use, and personality disorders, as well as major depressive disorder (MDD).

In Part 1 of this series, Dr. Mauricio Tohen and Dr. Madhukar Trivedi provided an overview of MDD and bipolar disorders and highlighted their individual and overlapping symptoms. If you missed Part 1 of the distinguishing bipolar disorder series, you can review the archived presentation on at

Speakers are paid consultants for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Rif El-Mallakh, MD
Featured Speaker

Rif El-Mallakh, MD, is a Professor and the Director of the Mood Disorders Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. For the past 25 years, Dr. El-Mallakh has focused his research on the pathophysiology of bipolar illness and has authored or coauthored over 250 peer-reviewed articles and 2 books.

Mark Zimmerman, MD
Featured Speaker

Mark Zimmerman, MD, is the Director of Partial Hospital Services at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

Chip Meyer, PhD

Chip Meyer, PhD, serves as a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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