Jarrett Barnhill

L. Jarrett Barnhill, MD is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Developmental Neuropharmacology Clinic within the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Barnhill received his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine - Wake Forest University. Dr. Barnhill has completed residencies in General Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, and Neuropsychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Barnhill has served on the Executive Council of the NCPA for 3 years and is a past president of the NC Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a past President of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association. Dr. Barnhill currently serves on the Governor’s Committee on Children with Special Needs. His clinical interests include autism, mental retardation and other developmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatry of mood and seizure disorders, Tourette’s Disorder and other movement disorders.

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Bipolar Disorder: Portrait of a Complex Mood Disorder is a step towards integrating many diverse perspectives on BD. As we shall see, such diversity makes it difficult to clearly define the boundaries of BD. It is helpful to view BD from this perspective, as a final common pathway arises from multiple frames of reference. The integration of epigenetics, molecular pharmacology, and neurophysiology is essential. One solution involves using this diverse data to search for endophenotypes to aid researchers, even though most clinicians prefer broader groupings of symptoms and clinical variables. Our challenge is to consolidate this new information with existing clinical practice in a usable fashion. This need for convergent thinkers who can integrate the findings in this book remains a critical need. This book is a small step in that direction and hopefully guides researchers and clinicians towards a new synthesis of basic neurosciences and clinical psychiatry

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