Living with Bipolar Disorder - A Guide for Individuals and Families

Author(s): Michael Otto


Recent years have brought a striking increase in the number of psychosocial treatment studies of bipolar disorder and cognitive-behavioural approaches have been prominent among these studies with clear evidence that interest in this approach is rising among experts in bipolar disorder. Studies of CBT treatment of bipolar disorder have shown dramatic effects with relapse rates significantly lower (44% vs. 75%) than with comparison treatments. This book is a self-directed, relapse prevention for individuals living with bipolar disorder. It uses ay the collaborative care model to allow individuals living with bipolar disorder to take control of their wellness. It provides self-directed questionnaires and monitoring forms to reinforce skills and practices learned in therapy, gives information about the details of living with bipolar forms disorder, advice for best practices to avoid relapses, and teaches how to anticipate problems. Collaborative care is a way for patients and their family or friends to work together with clinicians to get the best results from treatment.Living with bipolar disorder requires the help and support of a network of people who are able to recognise potential problems, provide encouragement, practice new coping skills, and understand the disorder.


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This valuable handbook helps this population to be more effective at managing their disorder as well as to become more empowered as partners in their care. Doody's Notes

PART I. UNDERSTANDING BIPOLAR DISORDER AND ITS TREATMENT; 1. Introduction; 2. Description of Bipolar Disorder; 3. Medication Names and Common Dosages; 4. Getting in the Habit of Taking Medications; 5. Psychotherapy for Bipolae Disorder; 6. Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Children; PART II. MANAGING YOUR DISORDER; 7. Stress and Schedule Management; 8. Attention to Thinking Biases; 9. Relationships and Communication Skills; 10. Managing Irritability and Anger; 11. Focusing on Life Goals; 12. Mood Charting; 13. Creating a Treatment Contract; 14. Improving Wellbeing

General Fields

  • : 9780195323580
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : 82003
  • : 0.238
  • : March 2008
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Otto
  • : Paperback
  • : 2008
  • : English
  • : 616.895
  • : 134
  • : Illustrations