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The Blind Men and the Elephant?: Lessons Learned from the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms (LAMS) Study

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Robert Findling

Robert Findling, MD, MBA
Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Room 115

Click here for a research and policy brief describing Dr. Findling’s work.

Elevated symptoms of mania (ESM) are increasingly prevalent among children seeking care for psychiatric distress. Characterized as marked extremes in mood accompanied by intense irritability, ESM is the hallmark feature of bipolar disorder, which is also being diagnosed in children at increasingly high rates. In his upcoming lecture, Dr. Robert Findling will discuss the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms (LAMS) study, which aims to delineate the relationship between ESM and bipolarity and develop a more accurate method for diagnosing bipolar spectrum disorders in children. Dr. Findling will be joined by community respondents who will discuss the policy and practice implications of this work.

Dr. Findling is the Rocco L. Motto, MD Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Findling is also the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Findling’s research endeavors have focused on pediatric psychopharmacology and serious psychiatric disorders in the young. Dr. Findling has been honored with numerous awards and has received both national and international recognition as a clinical investigator.


Michael Manos, PhD
Head of the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health at Cleveland Clinic

Jennifer Blumhagen
Director of Community Services at Bellefaire JCB

Schubert Conversations on Children in Research, Policy, and Practice are monthly seminars featuring cutting-edge research by CWRU faculty, with corresponding commentary by local professionals. These events stimulate an ongoing dialogue about child-related research, policy, and practice among faculty, students, policy experts, advocates, and professionals from Northeast Ohio. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

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