Adam Fijtman, MD, PhD

Adam Fitjman

Undergraduate School
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Medical School
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

 
 
 

Interests and Career Goals

The study of cognition and trajectory of mood disorders, particularly bipolar disorder. I aim to have a career combining clinical practice, both in outpatient and inpatient settings, within academia.

Favorite Pastimes

Running and reading

Strengths of the Program

Professors, attendings, colleagues, and staff, are supportive, and strive to create a collaborative environment. The Duke Psychiatry Residency Program offers training which comprises comprehensive exposure to a variety of settings, including the Duke University Hospital, and the Durham Veteran's Affair Hospital. Furthermore, residents have outstanding research opportunities at Duke University, one of the most renowned scientific institutions in the world.

Publications/Abstracts

  • Gubert, Carolina, Roberta Andrejew, Cesar Eduardo Jacintho Moritz, Fabricia Dietrich, Mirela Paiva Vasconcelos-Moreno, Bárbara Tietböhl Martins Quadros Dos Santos, Adam Fijtman, Márcia Kauer-Sant’Anna, Flávio Kapczinski, Pedro Vieira da Silva Magalhães, and Ana Maria Oliveira Battastini. 2019. “Bipolar Disorder and 1513A>C P2RX7 Polymorphism Frequency.” Neuroscience Letters 694:143–47.                                                          
  • Kauer-Sant’Anna, Márcia, Benicio N. Frey, Adam Fijtman, Ana C. Loredo-Souza, Aroldo A. Dargél, Bianca Pfaffenseller, Bianca Wollenhaupt-Aguiar, Fernando K. Gazalle, Gabriela D. Colpo, Ives C. Passos, Joana Bücker, Júlio C. Walz, Karen Jansen, Mendes Ceresér, Kelen P. Bürke Bridi, Lisiane Dos Santos Sória, Maurício Kunz, Michele Pinho, Natália S. Kapczinski, Pedro D. Goi, Pedro Vs Magalhães, Ramiro Reckziegel, Renan K. Burque, Taiane de Azevedo Cardoso, and Flávio Kapczinski. 2019. “Adjunctive Tianeptine Treatment for Bipolar Disorder: A 24-Week Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Maintenance Trial.” Journal of Psychopharmacology (Oxford, England) 33(4):502–10.      
  • Fijtman, Adam, Letícia Sanguinetti Czepielewski, Ana Cláudia Mércio Loredo Souza, Paul Felder, Marcia Kauer-Sant’Anna, and Joana Bücker. 2018. “Translation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Brazilian Portuguese Version of the Emotional Memory Scale.” Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy 40(1):61–65.                                                                                                
  • Sartori, Juliana M., Ramiro Reckziegel, Ives Cavalcante Passos, Leticia S. Czepielewski, Adam Fijtman, Leonardo A. Sodré, Raffael Massuda, Pedro D. Goi, Miréia Vianna-Sulzbach, Taiane de Azevedo Cardoso, Flávio Kapczinski, Benson Mwangi, and Clarissa S. Gama. 2018. “Volumetric Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predicts Functioning in Bipolar Disorder: A Machine Learning Approach.” Journal of Psychiatric Research 103:237–43.                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Bridi, Kelen Patrícia Bürke, Ana Claudia M. Loredo-Souza, Adam Fijtman, Mirela Vasconcelos Moreno, Márcia Kauer-Sant’Anna, Keila Maria Mendes Ceresér, and Mauricio Kunz. 2018. “Differences in Coping Strategies in Adult Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Their First-Degree Relatives in Comparison to Healthy Controls.” Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy 40(4):318–25.                                                                                  
  • Vasconcelos-Moreno, Mirela Paiva, Gabriel Rodrigo Fries, Carolina Gubert, Bárbara Tietböhl Martins Quadros Dos Santos, Adam Fijtman, Juliana Sartori, Pamela Ferrari, Lucas Kich Grun, Mariana Migliorini Parisi, Fátima Theresinha Costa Rodrigues Guma, Florencia Maria Barbé-Tuana, Flávio Kapczinski, Adriane Ribeiro Rosa, Lakshmi N. Yatham, and Marcia Kauer-Sant’Anna. 2017. “Telomere Length, Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and BDNF Levels in Siblings of Patients with Bipolar Disorder: Implications for Accelerated Cellular Aging.” The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 20(6):445–54.                                              
  • Gubert, Carolina, Cesar Eduardo Jacintho Moritz, Mirela Paiva Vasconcelos-Moreno, Bárbara Tietböhl Martins Quadros Dos Santos, Juliana Sartori, Adam Fijtman, Márcia Kauer-Sant’Anna, Flávio Kapczinski, Ana Maria Oliveira Battastini, and Pedro Vieira da Silva Magalhães. 2016. “Peripheral Adenosine Levels in Euthymic Patients with Bipolar Disorder.” Psychiatry Research 246:421–26.                                                            
  • Vasconcelos-Moreno, Mirela P., Joana Bücker, Kelen P. Bürke, Leticia Czepielewski, Barbara T. Santos, Adam Fijtman, Ives C. Passos, Mauricio Kunz, Caterina Del Mar Bonnín, Eduard Vieta, Flavio Kapczinski, Adriane R. Rosa, and Marcia Kauer-Sant’Anna. 2016. “Cognitive Performance and Psychosocial Functioning in Patients with Bipolar Disorder, Unaffected Siblings, and Healthy Controls.” Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria (Sao Paulo, Brazil : 1999) 38(4):275–80.                                                                                                                                                         
  • Fries, Gabriel Rodrigo, Mirela Paiva Vasconcelos-Moreno, Carolina Gubert, Bárbara Tietböhl Martins Quadros dos Santos, Juliana Sartori, Bárbara Eisele, Pamela Ferrari, Adam Fijtman, Joëlle Rüegg, Nils Christian Gassen, Flávio Kapczinski, Theo Rein, and Márcia Kauer-Sant’Anna. 2014. “Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Dysfunction and Illness Progression in Bipolar Disorder.” The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 18(1).                                                                                                                                                       
  • Martini, Thaís, Letícia Sanguinetti Czepielewski, Adam Fijtman, Leonardo Sodré, Bianca Wollenhaupt-Aguiar, Caroline Silveira Pereira, Mireia Vianna-Sulzbach, Pedro D. Goi, Adriane Ribeiro Rosa, Flavio Kapczinski, Maurício Kunz, and Marcia Kauer-Sant’anna. 2013. “Bipolar Disorder Affects Behavior and Social Skills on the Internet.” PloS One 8(11):e79673.                                                                                                                                   
  • Walz, Julio Cesar, Laura Stertz, Adam Fijtman, Bárbara T. M. Q. dos Santos, and Rosa Maria M. de Almeida. 2013. “Tryptophan Diet Reduces Aggressive Behavior in Male Mice.” Psychology & Neuroscience 6(3):397–401.