Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians

Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians

by Joseph F. Goldberg MD MS, Katherine Burdick PhD

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A growing body of clinical and experimental evidence shows that neurocognitive dysfunction is a fundamental -- yet frequently ignored or misidentified -- component of bipolar disorder. The first comprehensive book of its kind, Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians compiles the latest data in neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurogenetics, and functional outcomes research to enable clinicians to more effectively utilize pharmacological and psychotherapeutic techniques in their treatment of bipolar disorder.

This volume outlines and demystifies current knowledge about neuropsychological functioning in bipolar disorder in a reader-friendly, easy-to-understand guide for practitioners. Its 12 chapters, written by 23 internationally-renowned expert contributors, examine such topics as attentional and executive functioning, neuroimaging and genetic correlates of cognitive functioning, pharmacological strategies, bipolar disorder in pediatric patients, and cognition across the life span.

The book also comes with the added benefit of • A review of neurocognitive domains, examples of their operation in everyday life, the neuroanatomical regions with which they are associated, and common tests used to assess their function• Summarized data from large-scale clinical trials, including the National Institute of Mental Health Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) study• Take-home points at the end of each chapter summarizing main concepts and "clinical pearls"• Case studies and illustrative examples depicting the application of specific neurocognitive principles

Using relevant applications from cognitive neuroscience, Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder provides clinicians with a comprehensive overview of astounding breakthroughs in the assessment and treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. It plows new ground in the mental health industry, correcting distortions and laying the foundation for future clinical research in this rapidly expanding field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585628872
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/20/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 1,080,056
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph F. Goldberg, M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York; and Director of the Affective Disorders Research Program at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Katherine E., Burdick, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in The Bronx, New York; and Director of the Neurocognitive Assessment Unit in the Division of Psychiatry Research of The Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, in Glen Oaks, New York.

Table of Contents

ContributorsForewordPrefaceChapter 1. Overview and introduction: dimensions of cognition and measures of cognitive functionChapter 2. Attentional and executive functioning in bipolar disorderChapter 3. Memory deficits associated with bipolar disorderChapter 4. The endophenotype concept: examples from neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies of bipolar disorderChapter 5. Impact of mood, anxiety, and psychotic symptoms on cognition in patients with bipolar disorderChapter 6. Improving psychotherapy practice and technique for bipolar disorder: lessons from cognitive neuroscienceChapter 7. Adverse cognitive effects of psychotropic medicationsChapter 8. Pharmacological strategies to enhance neurocognitive functionChapter 9. Cognitive dysfunction in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder: Relative contribution of bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorderChapter 10. Cognition and functional outcome in bipolar disorderChapter 11. Cognition across the life span: Clinical implications for older adults with bipolar disorderChapter 12. Summary and assessment recommendations for practitionersIndex

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