Meet Dr. Dan Haupt, Bipolar Disorder Expert

Dr. Haupt has joined the Bipolar Connection team to answer your pressing bipolar disorder questions. Email them to us!

Dan W. Haupt, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He believes that physicians in general, especially psychiatrists, must consider the entire person and the environment in which they live when treating an illness. This holistic approach recognizes that all elements of a system must be in balance for it to function efficiently. This is true whether the system is a single organ such as the brain, the entire person the brain resides in, or the family and society in which we live. He keeps himself healthy by making his family the focus around which he builds his life. The Haupts enjoy walking and biking to the many cultural attractions in St. Louis and participating in volunteer efforts to improve the city.

Dr. Haupt is board certified in psychiatry. His professional time is spent in a variety of ways. He teaches medical students and residents, helping them to understand the benefits of a holistic approach to healthcare. He supervises patient care at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and in a community mental health clinic, and sees patients in his office. He spends much of his time designing and running clinical studies for the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), focusing on ways to improve the health of patients with severe mental illnesses.

He is the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Career Development Award to study how psychiatric treatments may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. He is the principal investigator for a 2002 Young Investigator Award from NARSAD, and was also named as a 2002 Lieber Investigator by NARSAD. In addition, he is a collaborator on other National Institutes of Health studies of neuroendocrinology, including medication effects on cardiovascular risk factors. He has served as a reviewer for numerous journals in the fields of psychiatry, neuroscience, and endocrinology, and as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Haupt looks forward to hearing from you.