The Treatment of Bipolar DisorderIntegrative Clinical Strategies and Future Directions

The Treatment of Bipolar DisorderIntegrative Clinical Strategies and Future Directions

André F. Carvalho and Eduard Vieta

Print publication date: Mar 2017

ISBN: 9780198748625

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Bipolar disorder is a chronic and debilitating mental illness affecting a significant proportion of the world’s population. It is associated with significant impairments in health-related quality of life and psychosocial functioning, and has significant illness-related morbidity and heightened mortality rates due to medical co-morbidities and suicide. The management of this disorder requires a complex combination of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions which can be challenging for clinicians. This book provides readers with a concise and comprehensive guide to the integrative management of bipolar disorder. This resource contains 31 chapters on the various management choices available, from both established and novel treatment areas, such as psychoeducation, psychotherapeutic interventions, neuromodulatory approaches, and novel therapeutic targets. The complexity and diversity of the management choices available makes this a continually evolving field and necessitates forward thinking. By discussing both the current management of bipolar disorder and the future developments available, this book provides all clinicians working with patients with bipolar disorder an up-to-date and reflective guide to its management and what the future holds.

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