CCO Neuroscience Podcast

A Comprehensive Overview of the Bipolar Spectrum

Episode Summary

Listen as 2 experts in psychiatry provide an overview of the bipolar spectrum, including identifying bipolar depression with mixed presentations and various treatment strategies.

Episode Notes

In this episode, Drs Greg W. Mattingly and Charles DeBattista have a conversation about the history and features of the bipolar spectrum. Because patients can present in mixed vignettes, diagnosis of bipolar depression can be challenging. The experts offer insight on when to hold a suspicion for bipolar depression, as well as common presentations they have seen over their years in clinical practice. The conversation then progresses to potential “triggers” of bipolar depression and culminates with a discussion of the current treatment paradigm for patients with bipolar depression: first- or second-generation antipsychotics. 


Greg W. Mattingly, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
St Louis, Missouri
St Charles Psychiatry Associates
St Charles, Missouri

Charles DeBattista, DMH, MD
Depression Research Clinic
Medical Student Education in Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

This content is based on a CE/CME program supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie and Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.

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