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, will each present two individual patient cases on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, respectively. Each case will have two separate live Q&A sessions with the experts, so register for any (or all!) of this series and find the answers you’ve been looking for to help you improve outcomes for your patients with bipolar disorder & schizophrenia.

Cognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia

Dr. Kane will take 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.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
12:00pm – 12:30pm ET

Treatment Challenges in Schizophrenia

In this case, Dr. Kane will introduce you to 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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Bipolar Disorder with Mixed Features

In this session, Dr. McIntyre will review 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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Bipolar Disorder with Residual Symptoms

 Dr. McIntyre will walk you 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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