Psychological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

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Sheri L. Johnson, Robert L. Leahy
Guilford Press, Aug 1, 2005 - Psychology - 340 pages
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Synthesizing the latest information on the nature and management of bipolar illness, this volume presents a range of effective psychosocial treatment approaches. Coverage includes cognitive, family-focused, group, and interpersonal and social rhythm therapies. Well-known clinical scientists review the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective modalities and offer detailed, practical descriptions of therapeutic procedures. Elucidated are the ways psychosocial interventions can improve medication adherence, reduce risks for manic and depressive episodes, and enhance the client's overall functioning. Current approaches to adult and child assessment are delineated, as are strategies for integrating psychological and pharmacological treatments. Special topics addressed include managing suicidality and connecting clients to needed self-help resources and support. Appendices feature sample assessment instruments and other useful materials.

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If some one in your family has Bipolar Disorder your probally have alot or little so blame all your Parents and not listen what any book has to say.


Defining Bipolar Disorder
Psychosocial Functioning
Differential Diagnosis and Assessment of Adult Bipolar Disorder
Assessment of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Psychosocial Predictors of Symptoms
The Changing Landscape of Psychopharmacology
Cognitive Therapy
Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
Treatment Outcome Studies
Treatment Compliance
Interface with Professionals
Altman SelfRating Scale for Mania ASRM
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Sheri L. Johnson, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Miami. Over the past decade, she has conducted research on psychosocial facets of bipolar disorder. Her work has been funded by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and by the National Institute of Mental Health, and her findings have been published in a number of journals, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Robert L. Leahy, PhD, is Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York and Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. He is the author or editor of numerous books on cognitive therapy and psychological processes. Dr. Leahy is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is a recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award for Sustained and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy.

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