psychotherapy

Bipolar disorder for clinicians

 

Practice Guideline For Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder      from the American Psychiatric Association. (Excellent patient care strategies in treating people with the bipolar disorder. Discusses medications and treatment models. I recommend this to every one who is treating the bipolar disorder as well as laypeople.). "Manual of practice guidelines for psychiatrists on the pharmacologic, somatic, and psychotherapeutic treatments used for bipolar I disorder."

 

 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder       by Monica Ramirez Basco, A. John Rush [Amazon best seller] "(step-by-step instructions for using cognitive-behavioral techniques to enhance pharmacotherapy in the management of bipolar disorder... For mental health professionals at all levels).""Presents a conceptual framework and step-by-step instructions for using cognitive-behavioral techniques to enhance pharmacotherapy in the management of bipolar disorder. First describes the benefits of using the approach and reviews the disorder's diagnosis, course, and characteristics, then details specific techniques, homework assignments for patients, and interventions, and discusses methods for facilitating communication and solving daily problems. For mental health professionals at all levels.

 

 

 

Manic Depressive Illness      by Frederick K. Goodwin, Kay Redfield Jamison [Amazon best seller]  (NIMH says "Major, comprehensive and interpretive review and reference for psychiatrists)."If you only buy one book about bipolar disorder, then buy this one. For yourself, to help you understand yourself and to understand your psychiatrist too. And then buy Jamison's autobiography, "An unquiet mind", to lend to family and friends to help them understand as best as any "normal" person can. Comprehensive and technical. But entirely readable, this is THE textbook on the subject and although Jamison was not "out" as one of us at the time she wrote, it still shows! It was frightening in some ways to read this for the first time some years ago, realising just how accurately she and her co-author described my experiences, yet at the same time reassuring that here was someone who really had a grip on this disease."

 

 

Bipolar Disorder : A Family-Focused Treatment Approach      by David J. Miklowitz, Michael J. Goldstein, Lyman C. Wynne [Amazon best seller]  "(indispensable treatment guide for all clinicians dealing with bipolar patients. Infused with clinical wisdom, transmitted in illustrative clinical vignettes, it is a clearly written guide to a family-based program. In a managed care environment, this is a focused, flexible, and efficient treatment). "This is an indispensable treatment guide for all clinicians dealing with bipolar patients. Infused with clinical wisdom, transmitted in illustrative clinical vignettes, it is a clearly written guide to a family-based program. In a managed care environment, this is a focused, flexible, and efficient treatment"

 

Lithium and Manic Depression: A Guide      by John, M.D. Bohn, James W., M.D. Jefferson. [Amazon best seller]  "(Lithium is the best established of all the medications to treat manic depression (bipolar disorder). Drs. Bohn and Jefferson give a thorough, up-to-date description of how lithium is used and answer the questions patients and their families often ask. They are practicing clinicians who are familiar with the latest research findings, as well as with how lithium has affected their patients and what those patients most wanted to know)."

 

 

 

Bipolar Disorders:  Clinical Course and Outcome      which is edited by Joseph F. Goldberg., M.D., and Martin Harrow, Ph.D. (Very comprehensive book about the bipolar disorder. The book takes clinical research and incorporates this information into "practical information  on the prognosis, course, and potential complications of bipolar disorders in the modern era)." "Compiles the findings from several research programs studying the naturalistic course of what used to be called manic-depression, based partly on contributions to the 1995 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Presents empirical data on the outcome along with practical information on the prognosis, course, and potential complications in the modern era. The findings are summarized in a final chapter."

 

 

Clinical Guide to Depression in Children and Adolescents       by Mohammad Shafii, Sharon Lee Shafii (Editor) "Grateful, Since diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I've read many books concerning this disease. This book was extremely helpful in getting me to understand my condition and it showed me a few preventive techniques that have worked. I am not cured, but Ido believe that this book has helped me in a way that no other book has, and for that I am grateful."

 

 

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