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Practical Management of Bipolar Disorder - Allan H. Young

Practical Management of Bipolar Disorder

By: Allan H. Young (Editor), I. Nicol Ferrier (Editor), Erin E. Michalak (Editor)

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Published: 20th May 2010
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Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is estimated to affect more than 1 in 45 adults and is characterised by episodes of pathological mood states. The two poles are mania (with a predominant elated or irritable mood) and depression (with feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt or hopelessness), but mixed states, with both mania and depression, frequently occur. Psychotic symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations are also frequent. The condition is associated with significant societal and personal burden, and can damage mental and physical health, relationships, careers and quality of life.<BR><BR>Both the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder are difficult, even for mental health professionals. This practical guide therefore provides an overview of the disorder and detailed guidance for treating various aspects of the illness throughout its stages, from authors internationally renowned for their work in bipolar disorder. Also reviewed are theories of aetiopathogenesis and key clinical trials, as well as chapters devoted to psychosocial treatments, quality of life, substance misuse and insights from the `lived experience'. in-depth analyses of selected population groups, including youth, the elderly and women, complement clinical approaches to managing bipolar disorder.<BR><BR>Comprehensive and detailed, this guide will prove invaluable to clinicians, general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and psychologists.

List of contributorsp. vi
Reflections and insights from the 'lived' experiencep. 1
Overview of bipolar disorderp. 9
The treatment of maniap. 10
Pharmacological treatment of bipolar depressionp. 24
Practical treatment guidelines for management of bipolar disorderp. 33
Psychosocial interventions in bipolar disorder: theories, mechanisms and key clinical trialsp. 44
Physical treatments in bipolar disorderp. 62
Treating bipolar disorder in the early stages of illnessp. 73
Special populations: the elderlyp. 84
Special populations: women and reproductive issuesp. 93
Physical health issuesp. 106
Anxiety associated with bipolar disorder: clinical and pathophysiological significancep. 120
Bipolar disorder co-morbid with addictionsp. 129
Practical management of cyclothymiap. 139
Circadian and sleep/wake considerations in the practical management of bipolar disorderp. 152
A clinician's guide to psychosocial functioning and quality of life in bipolar disorderp. 163
Service delivery of integrated care for bipolar disorderp. 175
Training and assessment issues in bipolar disorder: a clinical perspectivep. 184
Practical guide to brain imaging in bipolar disorderp. 194
From neuroscience to clinical practicep. 199
Indexp. 210
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ISBN: 9780521734899
ISBN-10: 0521734894
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 20th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.51