Psychological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Editor : Sheri L. Johnson, Editor : Robert L. Leahy

Psychological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

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Also by Sheri L. Johnson

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Synthesizing the latest information on the nature and management of bipolar illness, this volume presents a range of effective psychosocial treatment approaches. Coverage includes cognitive, family-focused, group, and interpersonal and social rhythm therapies. Well-known clinical scientists review the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective modalities and offer detailed, practical descriptions of therapeutic procedures. Elucidated are the ways psychosocial interventions can improve medication adherence, reduce risks for manic and depressive episodes, and enhance the client's overall functioning. Current approaches to adult and child assessment are delineated, as are strategies for integrating psychological and pharmacological treatments. Special topics addressed include managing suicidality and connecting clients to needed self-help resources and support. Appendices feature sample assessment instruments and other useful materials.

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Contents:
Part 1: Overview of Bipolar Disorder. Johnson, Defining Bipolar Disorder. Hammen, Cohen, Psychosocial Functioning. Altman, Differential Diagnosis and Assessment of Adult Bipolar Disorder. Youngstrom, Findling, Feeny, Assessment of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Johnson, Meyer, Psychosocial Predictors of Symptoms. Part 2: Therapy and Treatment Issues. Goldberg, The Changing Landscape of Psychopharmacology. Leahy, Cognitive Therapy. Frank, Swartz, Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy. Miklowitz, Family Therapy. Bauer, Supporting Collaborative Practice Management: The Life Goals Program. Scott, Treatment Outcome Studies. Part 3: Special Issues in Treatment. Basco, Merlock, McDonald, Treatment Compliance. Newman, Suicidality. Lefley, Vogel-Scibilia, Consumer Advocacy and Self-Help: Interface with Professionals. Leahy, Conclusions. Appendices.


Full Contributors:
Edward Altman, (retired), University of Illinois at Chicago.

Monica Ramirez Basco, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Mark S. Bauer, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Brown University Medical School.

Amy N. Cohen, West Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare Center.

Norah Feeny, Case Western Reserve University.

Robert L. Findling, Case Western Reserve University.

Ellen Frank, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Joseph F. Goldberg, Payne-Whitney Clinic, Weill

Constance Hammen, University of California at Los Angeles.

Sheri L. Johnson, University of Miami.

Robert L. Leahy, Weill Cornell University Medical College

Harriet P. Lefley, University of Miami School of Medicine.

Noelle McDonald, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Megan Merlock, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Björn Meyer, University of Surrey Roehampton.

David J. Miklowitz, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Cory F. Newman, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Jan Scott, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

Holly A. Swartz, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

Eric A. Youngstrom, Case Western Reserve University.

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