Video on Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Miklowitz

A message from David J. Miklowitz, PhD — Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute

Clinician's Guide to Bipolar Disorder

This much-needed volume gives clinicians essential strategies for managing the complexities of bipolar disorder and tailoring treatment to each patient's changing needs. Highly readable, accessible, and pragmatic, the book provides expert guidance on critically important treatment questions. It addresses which medications to try and at what dosages, what psychosocial interventions are most helpful at different phases of the illness, how to continually monitor and fine-tune treatment to keep patients functioning well, and how to involve family members productively.

The Perils of Adolescence

Hosted by the UCLA Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors, “The Perils of Adolescence,” the inaugural Community Conversations, was a sold out event. The symposium showcased distinguished UCLA Faculty elucidating common teen behaviors to enhance important understanding in parents and educators. As adolescence is a time when mental symptoms often emerge, early recognition and treatment are critical for healthy outcomes.

Treatment Guidelines for Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

Treatment guidelines for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder, that includes diagnosis, comorbidity, acute treatment, and maintenance treatment.

This is a pdf document available for download on the Balanced Mind Foundation's web site.

The article was published by Robert A Kowatch, MD, et al, in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44:3, March 2005.

Lithium Information Center at the Madison Institute of Medicine

Founded in 1975, the Lithium Information Center is a resource for information on lithium treatment of bipolar disorders and on other medical and biological applications of lithium. Currently the Center has more than 44,000 references on file. Information is readily available on all aspects of the biomedical uses of lithium including:

Mindfulness Research Guide

Mindfulness Research Guide is a comprehensive electronic resource and publication database that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public on the scientific study of mindfulness.

Mindful Awareness Research Center

Center housed in the UCLA Semel Institute, for education and research in mindfulness practices

Interpersonal Functioning in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Keenan-Miller Danielle, Miklowitz David J Interpersonal Functioning in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder .. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice. 2011; 8(4): 342-356.

This article reviews the research literature on "social cognition" (how the mind thinks about social relationships) in kids with bipolar disorder.

MBCT for Perinatal Women with Mood Disorders at UCLA

Treatment and research on Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for pregnant women, funded in part by the Danny Alberts Foundation

"The purpose of MBCT is to reduce your chances of experiencing depression. This program is for women who have experienced a mood episode in the past, and who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or who have recently given birth."