Christina Demopulos, MD
Center for Anxiety and Depression Diplomat,
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Maintenance Certification American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Christina Demopulos went on to receive her medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. She completed her internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital specializing in psychopharmacology.
Dr. Demopulos is subspecialty trained in bipolar research through the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Research Program, and she has served as an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Demopulos is a recipient of the NARSAD (National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders) young investigators award. She has conducted research in novel therapeutics such as choline bitartrate, donepezil and atypical antipsychotics. Before her relocation, Dr. Demopulos was involved in the largest NIMH funded multi-center naturalistic study of Bipolar Disorder, called the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program (STEP-BD) with the rapid cycling pathway under her development and guidance. Her hope is to take her research and clinical experience to continue to develop novel interventions for bipolar patients.
She has co-authored more than 15 publications, has edited publications and contributed to the development of a collaborative care manual for treatment. She has been involved in teaching at Harvard Medical School and out in the community at large. Dr. Demopulos has been a contributor to the American Psychiatric Associations Psychiatric Times and has been featured on Reach MD radio. She has been involved in numerous registry studies for newer mood stabilizers and second generation antipsychotics. She has helped to develop instruments used in STEP-BD and edited others publications for submission and has served as a board member for a mental health organization in the Seattle community.
After 14 years in Boston, she opened her practice within the Center for Anxiety and Depression in her hometown of Mercer Island, Washington. Currently, her particular focus in the field of bipolar disorder includes management of treatment resistant and rapid cycling patients, assessment of formal sleep disorders, and treatment issues in women. She has a particular interest in collaborative care treatment strategies to help both healthcare providers and patients appropriately identify bipolar disorder, become sufficiently psycho-educated about the illness and effectively manage it.