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Bipolar Disorder: Assessment and Treatment, 2nd Edition
Authors: Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD and Ellen B. Dennehy, PhD
ISBN 13:
Jones & Bartlett Learning 122 Pages  Soft Cover
List Price:  $39.95  2012

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Bipolar Disorder Assessment and Treatment, Second Edition has been updated to reflect today's standards of care for diagnosing, treating and managing adult patients with bipolar disorder. 

Key Features Include:

  • Epidemiology and risk factors
  • Assessment strategies
  • Differential diagnosis/comorbidity
  • Neurobiology and neuropsychiatry
  • Treatment strategies
  • Antimanic and antidepressant agents
  • Maintenance treatment options
  • Psychosocial interventions

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: General Information about Bipolar Disorder
-What is Bipolar Disorder?
-What is the Role of Genetics in Bipolar Disorder?
-How Does Brain Anatomy and Physiology Differ for Patients with Bipolar Disorder?
   Specific Brain Areas Involved in Bipolar Disorder
   Biochemical and Physiological Factors Related to Bipolar Disorder
   Secondary Messenger Systems
-How Does the Disorder Affect Patients' Lives?
   Specific Impact of Mania
   Specific Impact of Hypomania
   Specific Impact of Depression
   Specific Impact of Mixed Episodes
-How Common is Bipolar Disorder?
-What is the Likelihood of Recovery?

Chapter 2: Diagnosing and Assessing Bipolar Disorder
-What Are the Typical Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
   Recognizing Symptoms of Mania
   Recognizing Symptoms of Hypomania
   Recognizing Symptoms of Depression
   Recognizing a Mixed Episode
-What Are the Criteria for Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder?
   Conducting a Medical Assessment
   Conducting the Clinical Interview
   Using Structured Symptom Evaluation Tools
   Assessing Suicide Risk
-What Differentiates Bipolar Disorder from Other Disorders?
-How Does Bipolar Disorder Present in Children and Adolescents?

Chapter 3: Biological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
What Medications Have Received Approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Treatment of Bipolar Disorders?
-What Are Treatmnet Guidelines for Bipolar Disorder?

-What Medications Are Used to Treat Mania/Hypomania in Patients with Bipolar Disorder?
   Effectiveness of Medications for Treating Mania/ Hypomania Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
   Using Combination Medications
-What Medications Are Used to Treat Depression in Patients with Bipolar Disorder?
-What Strategies Are Recommended for Maintenance Treatment?
-How Can Medication Treatment of Side Effects Be Managed?
-How Are Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Alternative Medicine Used to Treat Patients with Bipolar Disorder?
-How Does the Presence of Co-Occurring Disorders Impact Medication Treatment for Bipolar Disorder?

Chapter 4: Psychosocial Treatments for Bipolar Disorder
Why Add Psychosocial Interventions to Pharmacotherapy?
-What Psychosocial Interventions Are Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder?
-What is the Psychoeducational Approach to Bipolar Disorder Treatment?
   Psychoeducational Treatment Strategies
   Effectiveness of Psychoeducation
-What is Family-Focused Treatment (FFT) for Bipolar Disorder?
   FFT Treatment Strategies
   Effectiveness of FFT
-What Individual Psychosocial Therapy Approaches Are Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder?
   CBT Treatment Strategies
   Effectiveness of CBT
   IPSRT Strategies
   Effectiveness of IPSRT
-Which Psychosocial Approaches Are Best for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder?
   Comparisons of Different Therapeutic Approaches

Appendix A: DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria
Appendix B: Tools for Diagnosis and Assessment of Bipolar Disorder
Appendix C: Life Chart Sample

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