Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

Programs + Services


Electroconvulsive Therapy

Tufts MC Psychiatry offers safe, effective Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) to patients with severe depression and other mood disorders in our Boston hospital.
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Mood Disorders Program

The Mood Disorders Program at Tufts MC in Boston provides evaluation and psychopharmacological therapy for depression and bipolar disorder.
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Doctors + Care Team

Annette Hanson, MD, MBA

Annette Hanson, MD, MBA

Title(s): Vice-Chair, Public Sector Psychiatry; Attending Psychiatrist; Assistant Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4781
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Adult psychiatry, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy

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Michael Gill, MD

Title(s): Attending Psychiatrist; Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-268-1700
Fax #: 617-268-1991

Adult psychiatry

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Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Title(s): Attending Psychiatrist; Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5766
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Adult psychiatry

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Peggy Szeto, MSW, LICSW

Title(s): Clinical Social Worker
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5731
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Psychotherapy depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay

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