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Department of Psychiatry

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Infectious Disease | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Telemedicine | Virus Diseases


We briefly frame challenges and steps to overcoming those challenges in delivering care for patients with bipolar disorder via telehealth or telephone during COVID-19. Telehealth provides an invaluable opportunity to provide care for patients even under circumstances of social isolation. The issues discussed in this debate are intended to guide and assist clinicians, both in assessment and intervention, in adjusting to the use of virtual care for patients with bipolar disorder.


COVID-19, bipolar disorders, telehealth, telemedicine

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Burgess C, Miller C, Franz A, Abel EA, Gyulai L, Osser D, Smith EG, Connolly S, Krawczyk L, Bauer M, Godleski L. Practical lessons learned for assessing and treating bipolar disorder via telehealth modalities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bipolar Disord. 2020 Jul 1. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12969. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32609942. Link to article on publisher's site

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Bipolar disorders

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