Bipolar disorder is a severe, but common, psychiatric disorder that is associated with persistent symptoms & significant dysfunction, and is one of the costliest psychiatric disorders – both in America and across the globe. This disorder is a lifelong illness and evidence suggests that symptoms are recurrent & can become worse with repeated relapses. New medications and methods to treat bipolar disorder can provide clinicians with more efficient options – generally with improved tolerability and side effect profiles – to treat their patients, with a goal of effective symptom management and relapse prevention.

Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric disorder featuring positive symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and aggressive behavior. While these symptoms are serious and are typically the primary focus of clinical attention & pharmacological treatment, it is the negative and cognitive symptoms that are harder to treat, resulting in persisting long-term issues. Recently developed treatments have become available and are better tolerated by patients, with fewer side-effects experienced, and may play a key role in social function improvement.

In this four-part case series, Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC, and John M. Kane, MD,  each presented two individual patient cases on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, respectively. Each case featured two separate live Q&A sessions with the experts, where Drs. McIntyre and Kane took questions from participants on each case at hand.

Participate in these enduring webcasts for free anytime and learn how you can best treat and manage your patient with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia! View the cases below and click the corresponding link to begin.

Clinical Updates on Mixed Features in Bipolar Disorder: A Patient Case Consult

In this session, Dr. McIntyre reviews the patient case of Ms. D.R., a 33 year-old single female who is employed in the IT sector and has previously received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder with mixed features. Hear more about her case here:

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Managing Residual Symptoms in Bipolar Disorder: A Patient Case Consult

 Dr. McIntyre walks through the chart of Mr. R.T., a 28 year-old male PhD student (final year), with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Mr. R.T. lives with his partner of 4 years, with whom he has a stable relationship. Hear more about his case here:

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Best Practices for Managing Cognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia: A Patient Case Consult

Dr. Kane takes you through the patient case of a 35-year old man – referred to as J.O. – who was first diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 23 and has responded fairly well to medication & individual therapy. However, he has had a hard time obtaining & keeping jobs and cognitive testing shows poor performance. Hear more below:

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Clinical Pearls for Achieving Functional Recovery in Schizophrenia: A Patient Case Consult

In this case, Dr. Kane introduces the case of T.C., a 24 year-old male, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 19. He has been hospitalized twice prior and while response to cognitive symptoms has been good, functional recovery has not been & his family is concerned. Hear more about T.C. & his family’s concerns here:

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