There is a plethora of available research to suggest that bipolar disorder is highly treatable with the right behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions. This talk will summarize best practices for preventing relapse in mood symptoms for individuals with bipolar disorder (I and II) using evidence-based behavioral interventions. Many of these practices include adequate psychoeducation on common triggers related to sleep, stress, and navigating interpersonal relationships.
Dr. Stephanie Freitag PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist based in Brooklyn, New York. She runs her own private practice where she treats patients in five states (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, and Georgia). She most recently trained at the Emory School of Medicine where she is currently an assistant adjunct faculty member who frequently publishes research on bipolar disorder. In her previous role there, she facilitated evidence-based therapy groups for individuals with bipolar disorder through Grady Hospital’s outpatient clinic. Beyond her clinical work and research, she is passionate about advocacy and believes strongly in fighting the stigma associated with mental illness.