Academic journal article East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

Bipolar Disorder 2017 (Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence Based Practice)

Academic journal article East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

Bipolar Disorder 2017 (Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence Based Practice)

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Bipolar Disorder 2017 (Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence Based Practice) Authors: Robert P. Reiser, Larry W. Thompson, Sheri L. Johnson, Trisha Suppes Hogrefe Publishing ?19.90; pp128; ISBN: 978-0-88937-410-2

Bipolar disorder is one of the most common, devastating, and persistent psychiatric illnesses. Its variety and complexity in terms of clinical presentation have often posed challenges to clinicians over the past decades despite the advances in current evidence-based treatment. Pharmacotherapy has always been emphasised when formulating a management plan with relatively little consideration of psychosocial treatments. Since bipolar disorder is a fluctuating illness that impacts multiple areas of day-to-day life, a tailor-made and holistic management plan that includes psychosocial interventions is undoubtedly important. This book aims to present a psychosocial approach to management in addition to standard psychiatric care and pharmacotherapy. Special consideration is also given to suicide risk assessment and management, and substance abuse.

The book comprises 4 chapters: description, theories and models of bipolar disorder, diagnosis and treatment indications, and treatment. It begins by giving a comprehensive review of the basic information, e.g. terminology, epidemiology, course, and prognosis of bipolar disorder. It then introduces psychosocial approaches to treatment.

Overall this book is concise and precise. …

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