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About this webinar

Youth bipolar disorder is a complicated and frequently misunderstood condition. Multiple factors contribute to the complexity of bipolar disorder in youth, including co-occurring psychiatric illnesses, developmental considerations during adolescence, and stigma toward youth and child bipolar disorder.

This webinar is the first in a series, led by the Knowledge Mobilization team in CAMH's Provincial System Support Program (KMb-PSSP) and the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder (CYBD) with the overarching goal of providing reliable and up-to-date information regarding youth bipolar disorder that is relevant to affected youth and their families. We seek to demystify and destigmatize youth bipolar disorder through this knowledge-sharing event.

Originally live streamed on: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Download the slides and watch the recorded webinar.

Learning objectives

After watching this webinar you will:

  • recognize the prevalence, characteristics and course of bipolar disorder in youth
  • consider similarities and differences between bipolar disorder in youth versus adults
  • understand key advances in knowledge from the past 20 years, and remaining gaps that need to be addressed.

Future webinars will focus on specific themes, such as treatment and family factors. If you have any requests and suggestions for topics to be covered in the future, please contact

About the presenter

Benjamin Goldstein photoDr. Benjamin Goldstein is a child-adolescent psychiatrist and the director of CYBD. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed medical training at the University of Calgary, followed by residency training in general and child-adolescent psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goldstein holds the RBC Investments Chair in Children’s Mental Health and Developmental Psychopathology at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

About the organizers

The Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder

The Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder is a fully integrated clinical research program that seeks to generate discoveries that are uniquely relevant to youth with bipolar disorder. Our focus is on the full spectrum from biology (e.g., genetics, imaging) to clinical trials of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. CYBD is also committed to advocacy, stigma reduction and education in the field of youth bipolar disorder. You can find us at and @CYBDatCAMH.

Knowledge Mobilization, Provincial System Support Program (KMb-PSSP)

The Knowledge Mobilization team in the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) moves evidence to action to improve programming and inform policy change.

Our team works closely with researchers, clinicians, policymakers, system planners, service providers, and people with lived experiences to mobilize knowledge and help people connect.

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