How the Brain Can Change with Family-Focused Therapy in Youth at High Risk for Bipolar Disorder
How can we prevent bipolar disorder from sticking around for a lifetime? Dr. Manpreet Singh is keen to answer this question starting with an understanding of the benefits of early family intervention. In her research study, she describes how the brain changes with family-focused psychotherapy compared to standard psychoeducation and how it may lead eventually to reducing family stress and mood relapse. Understanding how the brain changes during treatment holds considerable promise to pave the path toward more adaptive outcomes for families affected by bipolar disorder.
Dr. Singh is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program and Director of the Pediatric Emotion and Resilience Lab. Dr. Singh earned her MD at Michigan State University and her MS at University of Michigan. She completed her combined residency training in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. After two years of T32 postdoctoral training at Stanford’s Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research, she joined the faculty at Stanford in 2009.
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