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Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund Lecture Series

The 2008 Prechter Fund Lecture took place on Friday, July 11 and featured:


Terence Ketter, MD
Professor of Psychiatry &
Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Chief, Bipolar Disorder Clinic
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California


New Treatment Options for
Bipolar Disorder

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Dr. Terence Ketter of Stanford University shared with audience members at the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund Lecture a look at how new options for treating bipolar are actually helping reveal differences between newly recognized subtypes of the disorder.

By better understanding the different varieties of bipolar disorder, and the most effective treatment combinations for each one, it may be possible to help patients more quickly and efficiently tame their symptoms and lead a productive life.

As chief of the Bipolar Disorder Clinic at the Stanford University Medical Center and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Ketter performs research on the origins, symptoms and treatment of bipolar disorder.

Using brain imaging, new medications and other tools, Dr. Ketter has helped increase understanding of the disorder. Two groups of medicines that appear especially promising, he says, are anticonvulsant drugs and new antipsychotic medicines.

Launched last year, the lecture series features distinguished researchers from the four universities participating in the Prechter Bipolar Genetics Repository. The lectures are held annually and are open to the public and provided free of charge.

We are very grateful to the following sponsors of the lecture series:

Comerica Bank
Comerica Bank

Chrysler LLC

Dearborn Sausage Company
Dearborn Sausage Company, Inc.

General Motors Foundation
General Motors Foundation


Scott Snow Financial Services

Ernst & Young