The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: Integrative Clinical Strategies and Future Directions

Author: Carvalho, Andre F.


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  • ISBN: 9780198801030
  • Author: Carvalho, Andre F.
  • Publ Date: 2017-03-02
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  • Pages: 544
  • Imprint: OUP *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 566781


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 comorbidities and suicide. The management of this disorder requires a complex combination of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions which can be challenging for clinicians. Written by world experts in the field of bipolar disorder, The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: Integrative Clinical Strategies and Future Directions 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 both discussing the current management of bipolar disorder, and the future developments available, this resource provides all clinicians working with patients with bipolar disorder an up-to-date and reflective guide to its management and what the future holds.

Author Biography:

Andre F. Carvalho is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil. He has published more than a hundred publications in leading scientific journals. In addition, he has been elected vice-chair of the section of Private Practice Psychiatry (World Psychiatric Association) and is a member of the board of councilors of the International Society of Bipolar Disorder (ISBD). Eduard Vieta is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Barcelona and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Hospital Clinic, where he also leads the Bipolar Disorders Program in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. His unit is one of the worldwide leaders in clinical care, teaching and research on bipolar disorder. He also leads the Bipolar Research Program at the Spanish Research Network on Mental Diseases (CIBERSAM) and is the most cited scientist worldwide in the field of bipolar disorder over the last 5 years and one of the world's most influential scientific minds, according to Thompson Reuters.


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