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Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents - Barbara Geller

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

By: Barbara Geller (Editor), Melissa P. DelBello (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th April 2008
ISBN: 9781593856786
Number Of Pages: 418
For Ages: 5 - 18 years old

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Recent advances in evidence-based treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder are comprehensively reviewed in this authoritative volume. The prominent editors and contributors examine the current status of widely used medications and psychosocial therapies, and explore new horizons in tailoring treatment to individuals' neurobiological and clinical profiles. Chapters on specific populations discuss strategies for addressing common co-occurring disorders in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder, treating preschoolers, targeting depressive symptoms, and improving early intervention and prevention. Other essential topics include medication side effects and approaches to monitoring and ameliorating them, and ethical issues related to treatment and research.

"This exemplary book, full of rich, age-specific treatment information, is an amazing reflection of the growth in knowledge on treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. The editors are to be commended for the quality of the individual chapters, which are written by clinician-researchers who are the leaders in their respective areas and who present a very balanced view of the treatment of this complex disorder. The book highlights exciting advances in such areas as matching treatment to individuals and integrating psychopharmacological and psychosocial interventions. An invaluable resource for clinicians and researchers." - Graham Emslie, Charles E. Seay and Sarah M. Seay Chair in Child Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA "This timely book reflects a range of recent developments in the field. Unique features include the discussions of metabolic considerations; recent advances in pharmacological treatments; and chapters on preschool presentation, early intervention, and ethics that present important perspectives on complex issues. Readers will be pleasantly impressed with the progress and consensus charted in this book." - Eric Youngstrom, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Associate Director, Center of Excellence for Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA "A wonderful source of both scientific and practical information for clinicians at all levels of training. The volume is up to date and highly readable, and includes coverage of such important but often-overlooked issues as family-based treatment for children with bipolar disorder. Reviewing critical issues in treatment, this book is a breath of fresh air that clarifies the controversies surrounding this most misunderstood condition and places them in an appropriate perspective." - "John T. Walkup, Deputy Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, USA "The good news is that the knowledge base for treating bipolar disorder in youth has grown. The bad news: keeping up with the state of the science may be difficult. But the best news is the publication of this volume, which compiles the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about evidence-based treatments, as well as other relevant research. The contributors are key people who have been instrumental in the advances they describe. This is an important book for clinicians and researchers alike." - "Gabrielle A. Carlson, Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, USA

Introduction
Diagnosis and Treatments
Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Personalized Medicine
Neuropsychopharmacology
Lithium
Atypical Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder
Mood Stabilizers
Newer Drugs
Nonpharmacological Biological Treatment for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Family-Focused Treatment for Bipolar Disorder in Adolescence
Psychoeducational Psychotherapy
Comorbid Disorders and Special Populations
Pharmacotherapy for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children with Mania
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorders: The Nature of the Relationship, Subtypes at Risk, and Treatment Issues
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Comorbid Conditions: Treatment Implications
Treatment of Preschool Bipolar Disorder: A Novel Parent–Child Interaction Therapy and Review of Data on Psychopharmacology
Treatment of Children and Adolescents at High Risk for Bipolar Disorder
Treatment of Bipolar Depression
Other Issues
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,Paramjit T. JoshiandAdelaide S. Robb
Weight Gain and Metabolic Abnormalities in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Ethical and Regulatory Aspects in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder
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ISBN: 9781593856786
ISBN-10: 1593856784
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 5 - 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 418
Published: 28th April 2008
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.71

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