Practical Management of Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, 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 frequently occur. Episodes can last for many months and profoundly affect physical health, relationships and careers. Since diagnosis and management are difficult, this practical guide provides an overview of the disorder and detailed guidelines for treating the illness throughout its stages, from authors internationally renowned for their work in bipolar disorder. Also discussed are disease theories, mechanisms and key clinical trials, as well as chapters devoted to psychosocial treatments, substance misuse and insights from 'lived experience'. In-depth analyses of selected population groups, including youth, the elderly and women, complement guidelines for clinical approaches in managing bipolar disorder. Comprehensive and detailed, this guide will prove invaluable to clinicians, general practitioners, psychiatrists and psychologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521734899
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2010
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan H. Young is Professor of Psychiatry and LEEF Chair and Director, Institute of Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

I. Nicol Ferrier is Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Erin E. Michalak is Assistant Professor, Mood Disorder Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors vi

1 Reflections and insights from the 'lived' experience Victoria Maxwell 1

2 Overview of bipolar disorder Allan H. Young I. Nicol Ferrier Erin E. Michalak 9

3 The treatment of mania Heinz Grunze 10

4 Pharmacological treatment of bipolar depression Allan H. Young Charles B. Nemeroff 24

5 Practical treatment guidelines for management of bipolar disorder Lakshmi N. Yatham 33

6 Psychosocial interventions in bipolar disorder: theories, mechanisms and key clinical trials Sagar V. Parikh Vytas Velyvis 44

7 Physical treatments in bipolar disorder Marisa Le Masurier Lucie L. Herrmann Louisa K. Coulson Klaus P. Ebmeier 62

8 Treating bipolar disorder in the early stages of illness E. Jane Garland Anne Duffy 73

9 Special populations: the elderly Alan J. Thomas 84

10 Special populations: women and reproductive issues Karine A.N. Macritchie Carol Henshaw 93

11 Physical health issues Chennattucherry John Joseph Yee Ming Mok 106

12 Anxiety associated with bipolar disorder: clinical and pathophysiological significance Pratap R. Chokka Vikram K. Yeragani 120

13 Bipolar disorder co-morbid with addictions Jose M. Goikolea Eduard Vieta 129

14 Practical management of cyclothymia Giulio Perugi Dina Popovic 139

15 Circadian and sleep/wake considerations in the practical management of bipolar disorder Greg Murray 152

16 A clinician's guide to psychosocial functioning and quality of life in bipolar disorder Erin E. Michalak Greg Murray 163

17 Service delivery of integrated care for bipolar disorder Richard Morriss 175

18 Training and assessment issues in bipolar disorder: a clinical perspective Sagar V. Parikh Erin E. Michalak 184

19 Practical guide to brain imaging in bipolar disorder I. Nicol Ferrier Adrian J. Lloyd 194

20 From neuroscience to clinical practice Annie J. Kuan Vivienne A. Curtis Allan H. Young 199

Index 210

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