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Abigail Ortiz - The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and Mood Disorders Center of Ottawa, UOHS. Ottawa, ON, CA

Abigail Ortiz Abigail Ortiz

Psychiatrist | The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and Mood Disorders Center of Ottawa, UOHS

Ottawa, ON, CANADA

Dr. Ortiz’s research focuses on understanding mood regulation using mathematics

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Inspiration Awards 2016: Abigail Ortiz | Young Researcher

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Areas of Expertise (7)

Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder Mood regulation Pharmacotherapy Nonlinear methods in Psychiatry Major depressive disorder Mental Health

Accomplishments (4)

Travel Fellowship Award

2017

Society of Biological Psychiatry

Young Researcher Inspiration Award

2016

Samuel Gershon Award

2015

International Society for Bipolar Disorders

Travel Award

2015

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Education (5)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: FRCPC, Psychiatry

Dalhousie University: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mood Disorders

McGill University: M.Sc., Psychiatry

National Institute of Psychiatry: Speciality in Geriatric Psychiatry

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM): M.D., Psychiatry

Affiliations (7)

  • International Mood Network : Member
  • ACNP Underrepresented Minority Task Force : Member
  • International Society of Bipolar Disorders : Member
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada : Member
  • Canadian College of Psychopharmacology : Member
  • Canadian Medical Association : Member
  • International Society for Affective Disorders London UK. : Member

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Spanish

Media Appearances (2)

Dr. Abigail Ortiz is Breaking New Ground with Mathematics

The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research  

2016-03-15

Dr. Ortiz’s research focuses on the subtle mood fluctuations in patients suffering from depression and bipolar disorder, which cannot be well documented using standard rating scales. Applying techniques related to chaos theory, she is using mathematical tools that have benefited neurology and cardiology patients to refine our understanding of mood regulation...

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Around Town: Royal Ottawa to name a garden after Margaret Trudeau

Ottawa Citizen  

2016-03-05

The evening handed out awards to Jayson Pham (Youth Inspiration Award), Dr. Abigail Ortiz (Young Researcher Inspiration Award), Jean-François Claude and Tyrone Gamble (Personal Inspiration Award), Ruth Maxwell (Community Inspiration Award) and Gayle Grass (Leader for Mental Health Award)...

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Event Appearances (5)

New methods for analyzing mood data in bipolar disorder

University of Ottawa, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds  Ottawa, ON., Canada

2016-10-26

Exponential state transition dynamics in the rest-activity architecture of patients with bipolar disorder

18th annual conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorder and the 8th biennal conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders  Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016-07-01

New methods for analyzing mood data in bipolar disorder

17th Annual Conference of the International Society of Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)  Toronto, ON., Canada

2016-06-03

Time-series analysis: an approach for understanding mood regulation in bipolar disorder

ACNP  Miami, FL., USA.

2012-12-01

Time-series analysis: an approach for understanding mood regulation in healthy controls

CINP  Stockholm, Sweden

2012-06-01

Research Grants (5)

Heart rate variability in bipolar disorder

University Medical Research Fund, University of Ottawa, 2015 

Principal Investigator : Dr. Abigail Ortiz
Co-investigators : Dr. Kamil Brader

Time-series analysis: understanding mood regulation in bipolar disorder

Capital Health Research Fund, 2011 

Principal Investigator : Dr. Abigail Ortiz

Time-series analysis: an approach for understanding mood regulation

Department of Psychiatry Research Fund, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2009 

Principal Investigator : Dr. Abigail Ortiz

Borderline or bipolar? Using nonlinear analyses in clinical practice

University Medical Research Fund, University of Ottawa 

2017-01-01

Principal Investigator: Dr. Abigail Ortiz
We will be using time-series analyses to analyze mood variability in both borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. We hypothesize these will be rather different and will serve as an extra clinical tool to aid in diagnostic clarification of these clinical entities.

Jr. Clinical Research Chair in Mood Disorders

University of Ottawa 

2016-05-30

Awarded to Dr. Abigail Ortiz for her work on nonlinear analyses of mood regulation

Articles (6)

An admixture analysis of the age at index episodes in bipolar disorder Psychiatry Research

2011

The interaction between polarity at onset (PAO) and age at onset (AAO) appears to be important for interpreting results of previous analyses of AAO in bipolar disorder (BD). Using an admixture analysis, we examined independently the distributions of age at first depressive and hypomanic/manic episodes in 379 BD I and II patients...

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Treatment of bipolar disorder with comorbid migraine Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

2010

A 43-year-old woman with bipolar type II disorder and comorbid migraine without aura had experienced recurrent depressive episodes since age 30 (some with complete, spontaneous recovery) and had taken various classes of antidepressants...

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Cross‐prevalence of migraine and bipolar disorder Bipolar Disorders

2010

Objective: In two related studies, we explored the prevalence of migraine and its associated clinical characteristics in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) as well as psychiatric morbidity in patients treated for migraine.

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Immune variations in bipolar disorder: phasic differences Bipolar Disorders

2007

Objectives: To characterize the immunological variations of patients with a bipolar disorder (BD) diagnosis in manic (BDm) and depressive (BDd) phases, by the quantification of the serum levels of interleukin (IL)-1β, -2, -4, -6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α).

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A case of clarithromycin-induced manic episode (antibiomania) The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

2004

Antimicrobial-induced mania, a rare but important side-effect of erythromycin and other drugs, is frequently under-recognized. Although its incidence – considering the wide use of antimicrobials – is statistically low, it should be regarded as a potential risk for patients both with and without a history of a mood disorder...

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Nonlinear dynamics of mood regulation in bipolar disorder Bipolar Disorders

2016-12-14

Mood can be considered a memory stochastic process; it is a flexible, dynamic process that has a ‘short memory’ both in healthy controls and euthymic patients with bipolar disorder. This process may be quite different in untreated patients or in those acutely ill. Our results
suggest that nonlinear measures can be applied to the study of mood disorders.

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