Youngstrom lecture on diagnosis and intervention with bipolar disorders

Sept. 21, 2012


Dr. Eric Youngstrom, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke on September 21, 2012 in Miller Chapel.

Bipolar disorder has been a controversial diagnosis, especially in youths. This talk updates key issues, including: Whether bipolar appears differently in children versus adults, how often bipolar occurs in different settings, what issues make accurate diagnosis especially challenging, how to use specialized self-report and collateral-report measures to diagnose it more accurately, and how strategies from evidence based medicine and cognitive psychology can improve our decisions without increasing the risk of overdiagnosing bipolar disorder.

Materials from Dr. Youngstrom's lecture are available for download: Bipolar presentation