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Handbook of Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis and Therapeutic Approaches / Edition 1

Handbook of Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis and Therapeutic Approaches / Edition 1

by Siegfried Kasper, Robert Hirschfeld


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An expert summary of our current understanding of bipolar disorder, this reference examines existing theories, treatment regimens, and clinically relevant applications by world authorities in psychiatric research.
Divided into four main sections, this guide delves into the diagnosis and epidemiology of bipolar disorder and progresses to discussions of patient care, emerging management approaches, and the underlying biology of the disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824729356
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/24/2005
Series: Medical Psychiatry Series , #32
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Diagnosis and Epidemiology and Clinical Course . Conceptual History of Bipolar Disorder. Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Epidemiology of Bipolar Disorder.Re-Examining the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Dichotomy. Impact of Comorbidity in Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Spectrum. Bipolar Disorder in Children And Adolescents. Bipolar Disorder in Late Life. Clinical Course in Bipolar Disorder. Biology. Recent understanding of the Biology of Bipolar Disorder. Treatment in Typical Clinical Situations. Mania. Bipolar Depression. Mixed State. Rapid Cycling. Long-term Mood Stabilization. Schizaffective Disorder. Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children. Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Late Life. Treatment Approaches by Methodology Used. Lithium. Antiepileptics. Atypical Antipsychotics. Is There a Role for Typical Neuroleptics in Bipolar Disorder. Antidepressants. Combination Therapy in Bipolar Disorder. Expected Side Effect Profile of Medications and Their Management. Brain Stimulation. Psychotherapeutic Interventions. Towards an Integrated View: Algorithms in Bipolar Disorder

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