Dr. Kamyar Keramatian, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Keramatian is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC and works as a staff psychiatrist at the UBC Mood Disorders Centre, Foundry North Shore and Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre. Building on an extensive background in neuroscience and youth psychiatry, Dr. Keramatian’s research primarily focuses on early interventions in bipolar disorder. He is currently in the process of designing and implement a manualized group psychoeducational program for individuals who are at high risk of developing bipolar disorder.


Selected Publications:

Keramatian K, Chakrabarty T, Saraf G, Yatham LN. (in press). New developments in the use of atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of bipolar disorder. A systematic review of recent randomized controlled trials. Current Psychiatry Reports.

Keramatian K, Chakrabarty T, Saraf G, Pinto JV, Yatham LN. Grey matter abnormalities in first-episode mania: A systematic review and meta-analysis of voxel-based morphometry studies. Bipolar Disord. 2020 Sep 22. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12995. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32961005.

Keramatian K, Su W, Saraf G, Chakrabarty T, Yatham LN. Preservation of Gray Matter Volume in Early Stage of Bipolar Disorder: A Case for Early Intervention: Préservation du volume de matière grise au stade précoce du trouble bipolaire: un cas pour intervention précoce. Can J Psychiatry. 2021 Feb;66(2):139-146. doi: 10.1177/0706743720927827. Epub 2020 May 18. PMID: 32419481.

Keramatian K, Chakrabarty T, Yatham LN. Long-Acting Injectable Second-Generation/Atypical Antipsychotics for the Management of Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review. CNS Drugs. 2019 May;33(5):431-456. doi: 10.1007/s40263-019-00629-z. PMID: 30963507.

Keramatian K, Dhanoa T, McGirr A, Lang DJ, Honer WG, Lam RW, Yatham LN. Structural brain changes in first episode mania with and without psychosis: Data from the Systematic Treatment Optimization Program for Early Mania (STOP-EM). World J Biol Psychiatry. 2018;19(sup2):S30-S40. doi: 10.1080/15622975.2016.1249950. Epub 2016 Dec 8. PMID: 27762161.

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