The IFPB is delighted to announce the following plenary speakers for the International Review of Psychosis & Bipolarity 2015
Clinical psychopharmacologist specializing in Mood Disorders
Dr. Faedda is a clinical psychopharmacologist specializing in Mood Disorders. After his MD from the University of Cagliari, Italy, he completed a research fellowship in Neuropharmacology and a residency in Adult Psychiatry at McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School, a Fellowship in Psychopharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center – NYU-Langone Medical Center. He received the APA-Dista Award in 1991 and 1992.
In 1991 Dr. Faedda founded the Lucio Bini Mood Disorders Center, an outpatient clinic specializing in anxiety and mood disorders, and has participated in NIMH-funded research in biomarkers derived from actigraphy in the differential diagnosis of childhood psychiatric disorders, and participated in longitudinal studies of the course and outcome of psychotic disorders in young adults.
Dr. Faedda has investigated the outcome of lithium discontinuation in adults with bipolar disorders, the onset of Bipolar Disorder in young adults with psychotic symptom, as well as the effects of treatment on the course of bipolar disorders, treatment –refractory depression and dual-diagnosis. HeCo-chairs the International Society for Bipolar Disorder’s Taskforce on: ‘Prodromes of Bipolar Disorders’. Areas of interest include child and adolescents’ mood, attention-deficit, anxiety and psychotic disorders.
He has been involved in defining the psychiatric phenotype of patients with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome.
Dr. Faedda served as areviewer for the NIMH,on the editorial board of BMC-Psychiatry and Aspects of Affect, and has been a reviewer for the Journal of Affective Disorders, Biological Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, CNS Spectrum, and Pediatrics.
Dr. Faedda is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the European Bipolar Forum, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, International Society for Bipolar Disorder. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, several book chapters, and a book, “Parenting a Bipolar Child” with Dr. Nancy B. Austin.