Ellen Frank, PhD
Dr. Frank and her colleagues developed interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) for the treatment of bipolar disorder under a MERIT award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). IPSRT has now been adapted for both group and individual treatment of bipolar and unipolar mood disorders. She recently completed a study in conjunction with the University of Pisa, Italy, aimed at achieving a better understanding of the clinical importance of subsyndromal mood and anxiety conditions and their impact on the outcome of both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for unipolar depression. Her current work is focused on understanding the biological basis of the response to IPSRT and on the development of statistical methods for the simultaneous evaluation of both harms and benefits of treatments.