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DBSA Boston Monthly Speakers’ Series Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 7 p.m. ET

Janet Wozniak, MD
“Adults With Bipolar Disorder: How does age of onset create different life courses?”

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Description of Presentation
Adults with pediatric onset (childhood/adolescent onset) have a distinct course, characteristics and neurobiology from adults with later onset (older adolescent/adult onset). Dr. Wozniak will discuss her research and treatment of individuals with bipolar disorder.

Bio of Presenter
Dr. Janet Wozniak completed her adult and child psychiatry training at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). At MGH, she is the director of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical and Research Program and holds the Joseph Biederman MD Endowed Chair in Pediatric Psychopharmacology. She is also the director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Service, associate chief of Quality and Safety for the Department of Psychiatry, and associate director of the Bressler Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Wozniak’s research focuses on the characteristics, longitudinal course, and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder. She has addressed the frequent occurrence of pediatric bipolar disorder, its atypical clinical presentation, and documented the high rates of comorbidity of pediatric bipolar disorder with other conditions such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety disorders, and autism, as well as the frequency of occurrence of these disorders within families. Dr. Wozniak has completed one of the few longitudinal course studies of pediatric bipolar disorder, documenting high rates of persistence, and the largest family study of the disorder.

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