Bipolar disorder is associated with premature and excessive cardiovascular disease. Emerging evidence suggests that heart health is related to mood symptoms and other psychiatric outcomes, and that these associations are likely brain-based. Despite well-established links between heart and brain health in adults, there is limited research about these links, specifically in youth with bipolar disorder.
This webinar reviews recent studies published by CAMH’s Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder that help uncover heart-brain connections using novel vascular and brain imaging approaches. We also present findings from a recently completed exercise intervention study in youth with bipolar disorder and discuss future approaches toward the integration of heart and brain health in the management of bipolar disorder.
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 27, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time