ECNP 2011: satellite symposium
At the occasion of the 24th ECNP Congress, the Fondation FondaMental organised a satellite symposium on "Bipolar disorder: shifting paradigm".
Bipolar disorders, a very common and highly disabling disease, represent an unmet need that deserves an urgent public health effort. Previously
called manic-depressive illness, they affect between 1 to 4 % of the population and begin in early adulthood.
This symposium gathered the best international specialists who described an innovative approach of bipolar disorders considering it as a multisystemic illness associated with comorbid cardio-metabolic disorders. This revised view challenge the development of personalized medicine allowing for each patient a comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment of all facets of bipolar disorder (psychiatric, medical, cognitive…) leading to the prescription of a personalized mental health treatment program. Improving early diagnosis of patients paves the way for cure and recovery but also for prevention of bipolar disorder.
Videos of the lectures
David de Rothschild : Opening remarks
David J. Kupfer, USA: Bipolar Disorder, a multisystemic disorder
Lance Baldo, Switzerland: Bipolar disorder and cardiometabolic disease
Chantal Henry, France: Changing health care system, the European bipolar expert centres
Ellen Frank, USA: Shifting targets towards customized treatments for bipolar patients
Patrick McGorry, Australia: How early can we start prevention of bipolar disorder?