Advances in bipolar disorder: Selected sessions from the 2011 International Conference on Bipolar Disorder

David J. Kupfer, Jules Angst, Michael Berk, Faith Dickerson, Sophia Frangou, Ellen Frank, Benjamin I. Goldstein, Allison Harvey, Fouzia Laghrissi-Thode, Marion Leboyer, Michael J. Ostacher, Etienne Sibille, Stephen M. Strakowski, Trisha Suppes, Mauricio Tohen, Robert H. Yolken, L. Trevor Young, Carlos A. Zarate

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Recently, the 9th International Conference on Bipolar Disorder (ICBD) took place in Pittsburgh, PA, June 9-11, 2011. The conference focused on a number of important issues concerning the diagnosis of bipolar disorders across the life span, advances in neuroscience, treatment strategies for bipolar disorders, early intervention, and medical comorbidity. Several of these topics were discussed in four plenary sessions. This meeting report describes the major points of each of these sessions and included (1) strategies for moving biology forward; (2) bipolar disorder and the forthcoming new DSM-5 nomenclature; (3) management of bipolar disorders-both theory and intervention, with an emphasis on the medical comorbidities; and, (4) a review of several key task force reports commissioned by the International Society for Bipolar Disorder (ISBD).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • Bipolar disorders
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical comorbidity
  • Neuroscience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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