More than 2,000,000 American adults suffer from bipolar disorder, characterized by rapid mood swings, from euphoria and recklessness to extreme hopelessness. What are the current and most effective tools and criteria for diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder?
This compact guide has the answers you need today, including:
- Specific brain areas involved in bipolar disorder
- Typical symptoms and impacts of mania, hypomania, bipolar depression, and “mixed” episodes
- Evidence-based algorithms for treating bipolar disorder
- Maintenance treatment strategies
- Effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy and other alternative treatments
- Psychosocial interventions that support pharmacotherapy
- Family-focused treatment approaches
- Identify characteristics of Bipolar Disorder.
- identify appropriate assessment procedures.
- identify risk factors for those with Bipolar Disorder.
- identify appropriate treatments for Bipolar Disorder.
Table of Contents
- Chapter One: General Information about Bipolar Disorder
- Chapter Two: Diagnosing and Assessing Bipolar Disorder
- Chapter Three: Biological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
- Chapter Four: Psychosocial Treatments for Bipolar Disorders
- Appendix A: DSM-IV (TR) Diagnostic Criteria
- Appendix B: Structured Tools for Assessing Bipolar Disorder
- Appendix C: Life Chart Sample
About the Authors
Dr. Trisha Suppes is director of the Bipolar Disorder Research Program at the Universisty of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and the director of the Bipolar Disorder Module for the Texas Algorithm Medication Project. Dr. Suppes co-authored Bipolar Disorder: Treatment & Management with Dr. Paul E. Keck, Jr. She has published over 70 articles appearing in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Harvard Review of Psychiatry, to name a few.
Dr. Ellen Dennehy is a clinical psychologist involved in research on the course and treatment of bipolar disorder. She is associated with the Texas Medication Algorithm Project and currently serves as the Scientific Director of the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program of Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD). Dr. Dennehy has appointments at Purdue University, Massachusetts General Hospital , and Harvard University . Her research interests include measurement of complex provider behavior and implementation of treatment guidelines in community-based settings.
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