Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Editor(s): Lakshmi N. Yatham, Mario Maj

Print ISBN: 9780470721988

Online ISBN: 9780470661277

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661277

Author Biography

About the Author

Dr. Yatham leads a Canadian consortium on bipolar disorder, testing new treatments for bipolar disorder using pragmatic and controlled trials with substantial funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He co-led the development of the Canadian guidelines for treatment of bipolar disorder in 1997; revised the guidelines for 2005 which were published with International Commentaries in Bipolar Disorders Journal. Dr Yatham is Chair of the bipolar group of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments ; actively involved at a national and international level in continuing medical education and public education on diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder for psychiatrists, family physicians, and the general public. Currently the President for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders and on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Bipolar Disorders, Brain Pharmacology, Human Psychopharmacology, Quarterly Journal of Mental Health. He has published over 140 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and presented his research work at numerous international conferences. He was a recipient of the Michael Smith Foundation Senior Scholar Award (2001).

Professor Maj is President of the World Psychiatric Association; President of the Italian Psychiatric Association (since 2000); President of the Italian Society of Biological Psychiatry (since 1990); Association of European Psychiatrists Secretary-General (2001-2002) and President (2003-4); Editor of World Psychiatry and member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.