Dr. Suppes is the Director of the Bipolar Disorders and DepressionResearch Program at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She is a recognized expert on the biology and treatment of bipolar disorder. Her areas of specific expertise include long-term treatment strategies for bipolar disorder, identification and treatment of bipolar II disorder, treatment of those with bipolar disorders and co-morbid conditions, and use of complementary medicine for bipolar disorder. Dr. Suppes has been integrally involved in numerous initiatives to improve evidence based treatment for bipolar disorders, including the Texas Medication Algorithm Project and the American Psychiatric Association guidelines for bipolar disorder. These have been widely disseminated and adopted both nationally and internationally. Dr. Suppes has recently completed work on updating the APA DMS-5 criteria.
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