Verinder Sharma

Maternal, Fetal & Newborn Health Dr. Verinder Sharma
Associate Scientist
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Affiliations

Associate Scientist, Division of Maternal, Fetal & Newborn Health, Children's Health Research Institute
Mood Disorder Expert, Regional Mental Health Care London
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Western University

Research

Research Interests

Dr. Sharma's research interests include:

  • bipolar disorder
  • psychopharmacology suicide
  • the effect reproductive events on psychopathology

Recent Publications

Publications

Mixed depression in the postpartum period: diagnostic and treatment issues
Sharma V
J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2013 Nov; 38(6):E30-1

Bipolar disorders: a shift to overdiagnosis or to accurate diagnosis?
Sharma V
Can J Psychiatry. 2013 Jun; 58(6):371-2

Are antidepressants effective in the treatment of postpartum depression? – A systematic Review
Sharma V, Sommerdyk C
PCC for CNS Disord. 2013 Nov

Past reproductive events as predictors of physical symptom severity during the menopausal transition
Stone S, Mazmanian D, Oinonen K, Sharma V
Menopause. 2013 Aug; 20(8):831-9

Do the symptoms of bipolar disorder really show seasonal variation?
Murray G, Lam R, Sharma V
Bipolar Disord. 2013 Aug 12

A prospective study of diagnostic conversion of major depressive disorder to bipolar disorder in pregnancy and postpartum
Sharma V, Xie B, Campbell K, Penava D, Hampson E,  Pope C
Bipolar Disord. 2013 Oct 16

Pharmacotherapy of bipolar II disorder during and after pregnancy
Sharma V, Sommerdyk C, Xie B, Campbell K
Curr Drug Saf. 2013 Sep; 8(4):246-52

Influence of health information levels on postpartum depression
Youash S, Xie B, Sharma V
Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013 Dec; 16(6):489-98

A prospective study of thoughts of self-harm and suicidal ideation during the postpartum period in women with mood disorders
Pope C, Xie B, Sharma V, Campbell M
Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013 Dec; 16(6):483-8

Response to commentaries on the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments/International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2013 updated Bipolar Disorder Guidelines
Schaffer A, Parikh SV, Kennedy SH, Milev R, Frey BN, Goldstein BI, Beaulieu S, Alda M, O'Donovan C, Macqueen G, McIntyre RS, Sharma V, et al
Bipolar Disord. 2013 May; 15(3):338-9

The evolution of CANMAT Bipolar Disorder Guidelines: past, present, and future
Yatham LN, Kennedy SH, Parikh SV, Schaffer A, Beaulieu S, Alda M, O'Donovan C, Macqueen G, McIntyre RS, Sharma V, Ravindran A, Young LT, Milev R, Bond DJ, Frey BN, Goldstein BI
Bipolar Disord. 2013 Feb; 15(1):58-60

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) collaborative update of CANMAT guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder: update 2013
Yatham LN, Kennedy SH, Parikh SV, Schaffer A, Beaulieu S, Alda M, O'Donovan C, Macqueen G, McIntyre RS, Sharma V, Ravindran A, Young LT, Milev R, Bond DJ, Frey BN, Goldstein BI, Lafer B, Birmaher B, Ha K, Nolen WA, Berk M
Bipolar Disord. 2013 Feb; 15(1): 1-44

Letter to the Editor: Bipolar Disorders: A Shift to Overdiagnosis or to Accurate Diagnosis?
Sharma V,  Mazmanian D
Can J Psychiatry. 2013, 58(6): 371

Post-abortion Mania
Sharma V, Sommerdyk C, Sharma S
Arch Women Ment Health. 2013; 16:167-9

Pregnancy and bipolar disorder-a systematic review
Sharma V, Pope C
J Clin Psychiatry. 2012; 73:1447-55

Postpartum depression: diagnostic and treatment issues
Sharma V, Sharma P
JOGC. 2012; 34(5): 436–42

Do symptoms of bipolar disorder exhibit seasonal variation? A Multi-site prospective investigation
Murray G, Raymond WL, Beaulieu S, Sharma V, Cervantes P, Parikh SV, Yatham LN
Bipolar Disord. 2011; 13(7-8):687-95

Pramipexole tachyphylaxis and its management in bipolar disorder
Sharma V
Letters in Drug Design and Discovery. 2011; 9(1)

Considerations in the pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder during and after pregnancy
Sharma V
Curr Drug Saf. 2011; 6(5)

Screening for postpartum bipolar disorder: validation of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire
Sharma V, Xie B
J Affect Disord. 2011; 131(1-3):408-11

Revisiting the association between endometriosis and bipolar disorder
Kumar V, Khan M, Vilos G,  Sharma V
J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011; 33(11):1141-5

Occult bipolarity and treatment resistance. [Letter to the editor – Reply to Association between bipolar spectrum features and treatment outcomes with major depressive disorder]
Sharma V, Khan M,  Pope C
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011; 68:351

DSM-V: modifying the postpartum-onset specifier to include hypomania
Sharma V. Burt, VK
Arch Women Ment Health. 2011; 14:67-9

Treatment resistant depression: identification and management of cryptic bipolarity
Sharma V
J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2011; 36:E3-4

Screening for postpartum bipolar disorder: Validation of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire
Sharma V, Xie B
J Affect Disord. 2011; 131:408-11

Contact

Phone: 519-455-5110, x48700
Email: vsharma [at] uwo [dot] ca