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Treating Bipolar Disorder : A Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy - Ellen Frank

Treating Bipolar Disorder

A Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy

Hardcover Published: 15th June 2005
ISBN: 9781593852047
Number Of Pages: 212

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This innovative manual presents a powerful approach for helping people manage bipolar illness and protect against the recurrence of manic or depressive episodes. Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy focuses on stabilizing moods by improving medication adherence, building coping skills and relationship satisfaction, and shoring up the regularity of daily rhythms or routines. Each phase of this flexible, evidence-based treatment is vividly detailed, from screening, assessment, and case conceptualization through acute therapy, maintenance treatment, and periodic booster sessions. Among the special features are reproducible assessment tools and a chapter on how to overcome specific treatment challenges.

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"Ellen Frank's manual is an important contribution to the treatment of bipolar disorder. It clearly articulates the nature of the illness, how best to conceptualize the role of psychotherapy in a condition whose origins and treatments are primarily biological, how to assess the goals of therapy for an individual patient, and the specifics of utilizing IPSRT. This book is a welcome addition to the field."--Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

"In easy-to-read prose, Ellen Frank explains interpersonal and social rhythm therapy, a new psychosocial intervention for bipolar disorder. Based on her groundbreaking work on the role of sleep-wake cycle disturbances in the onset of mania, Dr. Frank explains how stabilizing people's daily routines can enhance mood stability and interpersonal functioning. She provides step-by-step methods for addressing interpersonal problems associated with the illness, such that clinicians will be well on their way to using the treatment even with their most severely ill patients. The case studies are highly illustrative of the complexities of treating this debilitating illness. There is much wisdom in this book for clinicians and researchers."--David J. Miklowitz, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder

"Using a creative combination of techniques, Dr. Frank provides a structure that will allow clinicians to intervene more helpfully with patients with bipolar disorder. A well-written and scientific description of the illness forms the basis for the provision of clear strategies for coping with it more effectively. Rich case examples demonstrate an empathic understanding of the illness and its devastating impact on patients and families. Clinicians working with this population should find this readable, pragmatic book an essential addition to their professional libraries."--Carol M. Anderson, MSW, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Introduction: Where Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy Came From
The Patients
Empirically Supported Theories of Bipolar Disorder and the Etiology of Bipolar Episodes
Empirically Supported Therapies for Bipolar Disorder
A Brief Overview of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
Assessment of Bipolar Disorders and Common Comorbidities
The Individualized Case Formulation: History Taking and the Interpersonal Inventory
Orienting the Patient to Treatment and Individualized Treatment Planning
Symptom Management: Stabilizing Social Rhythms and Behavioral Activation
Intervening in Interpersonal Problem Areas
Intervening: Other Useful Interventions
Monitoring Progress and Enhancing Treatment Adherence
The Therapeutic Relationship in Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
Poor Outcome and How to Handle It
Tapering or Concluding Treatment
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ISBN: 9781593852047
ISBN-10: 1593852045
Series: Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 15th June 2005
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61