Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient, Second Edition

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient, Second Edition

Editor(s): Hagop S. Akiskal, Mauricio Tohen

Print ISBN: 9780470747216

Online ISBN: 9780470975114

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975114

Author Biography

About the Author

Hagop Akiskal is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the International Mood Center, San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA.  He was awarded the Jean Delay prize by the World Psychiatric Association in 2002 for research work that better bridges the gap between biological, psychological and social aspects of psychiatry and mental health. He has received the Gold Medal for Pioneer Research (Society of Biological Psychiatry), the German Anna Monika Prize for Depression, the NARSAD Prize for Affective Disorders, the French Jules Baillarger and the Italian Aretaeus Prizes for his research on the bipolar spectrum. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Mauricio Tohen was appointed to the  Krus endowed chair in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio in 2009.  He is  Chief of the Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Department of Psychiatry,   University of Texas Health Science Centre,  San Antonio, Texas, USA.  He is President  of  the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (2010 - 2012).  His research has focused on the clinical epidemiology and psychopharmacological treatments of bipolar disorder. Professor Tohen has over 200 original publications and over 500 book chapters and scientific abstracts. He has co-edited Mood Disorders Across the Lifespan and Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, and has also edited Comorbidity in Affective Disorders.