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
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