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You're invited: Prechter Lecture Oct. 26

Mind/Game: The lifelong pursuit of order after a bipolar diagnosis

Please join us at the 16th Annual Prechter Lecture! Keynote speaker, Chamique Holdsclaw, will present on her mental health struggles throughout her life and how she has become committed to help others accept and seek help for their mental health and well-being. 

This event is free and open to all! 

  • Presentation by keynote speaker Chamique Holdsclaw.
  • One-on-one interview with Chamique Holdsclaw and NAMI Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ken Duckworth.
  • Panel discussion about research into bipolar disorder.
  • Reception with light refreshments.

Please register online ahead of the event.

Click here for more information.

This event is funded by a generous gift from Donald & Mary Kosch.


Sarah Sperry, Ph.D., Awarded Brain and Behavior Young Investigator Grant

Prechter Program researcher, Dr. Sarah Sperry, received the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Grant which provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological and psychiatric research.

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New Research: Exposure to COVID-19, Acute Kidney Injury, and Lithium Toxicity

Instances of lithium toxicity were found among individuals with bipolar disorder who were diagnosed with COVID-19.

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New Study Published on Risk-Taking Behavior in Bipolar Disorder

Prechter Program researchers sought to better understand risk-taking behavior in bipolar disorder. 

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"Ask the Doctor" column by Prechter Program Director


Dr. Melvin McInnis offers guidance on the right support for medication management in bp Magazine.

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Research Updates

Stay up-to-date with Prechter Program research by checking out our publications page! 

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How You Can Help

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The mission of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program is to discover the mechanisms that contribute to bipolar disorder, predict and improve outcomes, and develop effective, innovative treatments.

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