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Dr. Ivan Torres

Investigator, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Research Institute

Primary research areas

  • Neuropsychology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Metacognition

About Ivan J. Torres, Ph.D., R.Psych.

  • Investigator, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Research Institute
  • Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist, BC Psychosis Program

Dr. Ivan Torres is a registered clinical neuropsychologist and clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He researches neuropsychological functioning in severe mental illness with the BC Psychosis Program and the Mood Disorders Centre at UBC

Dr. Torres works to understand cognitive impairment in severe psychotic and mood disorders, the association between cognition and clinical and functional outcomes in these illnesses, and the underlying neural substrates of these neuropsychological impairments. 

Recent publications

See Dr. Ivan Torres' publications on ORCID

Torres, I. J., Hidiroglu, C., Mackala, S. A., Ahn, S., Yatham, L. N., Ozerdem, E., & Michalak, E. E. (2021). Metacognitive knowledge and experience across multiple cognitive domains in euthymic bipolar disorder. European Psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists, 64(1), e36.

McGirr A, Vila-Rodriguez F, Cole J, Torres, I, et al. Efficacy of Active vs Sham Intermittent Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Patients with Bipolar Depression: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(3):e210963. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0963

Bond, D., Silveria, L., Torres, I., Lam, R., & Yatham, L. (2021). Weight gain as a risk factor for progressive neurochemical abnormalities in first episode mania patients: A longitudinal magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Psychological Medicine, 1-9, doi:10.10.1017/S0033291721000544

Chakrabarty T, McInerney SJ, Torres IJ, et al. Cognitive Outcomes with Sequential Escitalopram Monotherapy and Adjunctive Aripiprazole Treatment in Major Depressive Disorder: A Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND-1) Report. CNS Drugs. 2021 Mar;35(3):291-304. DOI: 10.1007/s40263-021-00793-1

Gayatri Saraf, Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Jairo Vinícius Pinto, Kimia Ziafat, Ivan J Torres, Muralidharan Kesavan, Lakshmi N Yatham, Early intervention for people at high risk of developing bipolar disorder: a systematic review of clinical trials, The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 8, Issue 1,2021, Pages 64-75, ISSN 2215-0366,

Elizabeth Gregory, Ivan J. Torres, Ruiyang Ge, Daniel M. Blumberger, Jonathan H. Downar, Zafiris J. Daskalakis, Raymond W. Lam, Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Predictors of cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant depression, Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 274,2020, Pages 593-601, ISSN 0165-0327,

Torres, I.J., Qian, H., Basivireddy, J., Chakrabarty, T., Wong, H., Lam, R.W., & Yatham, L.N. (2020). Three-year Longitudinal Cognitive Functioning in Patients Recently Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 141, 98-109.

Ruiyang Ge, Ivan Torres, Jennifer J. Brown, Elizabeth Gregory, Emily McLellan, Jonathan H. Downar, Daniel M. Blumberger, Zafiris J. Daskalakis, Raymond W. Lam, Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Functional disconnectivity of the hippocampal network and neural correlates of memory impairment in treatment-resistant depression, Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 253,2019, Pages 248-256, ISSN 0165-0327,

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