Bipolar disorder conference registration underway

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bipolar disorder (BPD) in children has received widespread attention in recent years, bringing with it controversy and many unanswered questions. The eighth annual Douglas G. Ullman Conference on Children's Mental Health, “Children with Bipolar Disorder,” will answer some of those questions with a comprehensive overview of BPD, its symptoms and treatments.

The conference is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 13 at the Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green. The event is offered by Continuing & Extended Education at BGSU and is sponsored by the Children's Resource Center (CRC).

Featured speaker Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor of psychiatry and psychology at Ohio State University, and is director of Research and Psychological Services in the OSU Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has also published more than 135 articles and book chapters addressing the assessment and treatment of childhood-onset depression, suicidality and bipolar disorder.

The conference will focus on recognizing the symptoms of depression and mania, biological interventions, psychosocial interventions including working with families, and what resources are available to help families cope with a child who has BPD. Lectures, case presentations and question-and-answer sessions will help guide participants through these issues.

The program is the eighth in a series of conferences on children's mental health that honor and continue the innovative work of Dr. Douglas G. Ullman. Ullman was a professor of psychology at BGSU and a founding member of the CRC, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary community mental health program.

The fee for the conference is $119 if registration is received before Feb. 20. If registering after
Feb. 20, the fee increases to $129. The registration fee includes CEUs and lunch.

To register, or for more information, visit or call 419-372-8181 or

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(Posted February 12, 2008 )