Circadian Rhythms and Bipolar Disorder - A Free Webinar from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

New York, April 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is hosting a free interactive webinar on “Circadian Rhythms and Bipolar Disorder”on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 2pm to 3pm EST. Colleen McClung, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science Center for Neuroscience, will discuss work from her lab aimed at better understanding the molecular mechanisms by which circadian genes and rhythms control mood in bipolar disorder and how synchronization of the circadian clock may lead to novel mood-stabilizing therapies. During this Webinar, Dr. McClung will describe how circadian rhythms affect sleep/wake activity, body temperature, and hormonal cycles. Changes to the sleep/wake cycle can precipitate manic and depressive episodes while stabilization of these rhythms is therapeutic. Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and host of the public television show “Healthy Minds,” will be the moderator. Join by phone or on the web at

This webinar is part of a series of free monthly “Meet the Scientist” webinars on the latest developments in psychiatry offered by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. 

BBRF awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness. These illnesses include addiction, ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $394 million to fund more than 4,700 leading scientists around the world, which has led to over $3.9 billion in additional funding. 100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in our research grants. The Foundation’s operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants. 



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