(July 30, 2019) – Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing Rebecca L. Casarez, PhD, RN, Department of Graduate Studies, is lead author of an article published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Casarez, R., L., Barlow, E., Iyengar,S., Soares, J., & Meyer, T. C. (2019). Understanding the role of m-Health to improve well-being in individuals with bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 250, 391-396. DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2019.03.035

The authors found that mobile health technology (mHealth) may be a feasible, available, and cost-effective support tool for spouses and partners of individuals with bipolar disorder, especially in reducing caregiver stress.

Co-authors Jair C. Soares, MD, PhD, and Thomas D. Meyer, PhD, are faculty members of McGovern Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Soares also is the executive director of Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC).