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A Programmatic Approach to Treatment 

A Programmatic Approach to Treatment
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A Programmatic Approach to Treatment
Author(s):

Stephen M. Strakowski

and Jorge R. C. Almeida

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190908096.003.0017
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date: 18 May 2021

Bipolar disorder is a complex, dynamic illness that affects mood, cognition, and psychosocial function across a wide range of behaviors. A myriad of symptoms wax and wane, causing distress and confusion. Functional recovery is often slow, and every recurrence creates setbacks that accumulate, potentially creating long-term disability. This complexity requires an integrated treatment approach that incorporates multiple modalities, from psychopharmacological to psychosocial, in order to maximally benefit individuals suffering from bipolar disorder. With a comprehensive care plan, most individuals with bipolar disorder will lead successful lives. An integrated practice unit specialized in treating bipolar disorder in the form of a 6-week cycle is discussed as one example of such an approach.

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