Bipolar Disorder: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression by Kostas N. FountoulakisBipolar Disorder: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression by Kostas N. Fountoulakis

Bipolar Disorder: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression

byKostas N. Fountoulakis

Hardcover | December 11, 2014

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This book examines in detail the diagnostic approach to manic depressive (bipolar) illness, with special reference to the borderline zones with unipolar depression and schizoaffective disorder. Among other diagnostic issues considered are mixed episodes (often misdiagnosed by psychiatrists), rapid cycling, and the confusion with personality disorders. Within the context of diagnosis and understanding of the dynamics of bipolar disorder, temperament, character, and personality are all extensively discussed. Neurocognitive deficit and disability are covered, as are elements of evolutionary biology and behavior. With regard to treatment, the major focus is on evidence-based therapy, with reference to the results of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses; in addition, contemporary guidelines and future trends are examined. Careful consideration is also given to the psychosocial treatment approach and issues relating to societal and economic costs and burdens.

Title:Bipolar Disorder: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic DepressionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:721 pagesPublished:December 11, 2014Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642372155

ISBN - 13:9783642372155

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Historical perspective.- Clinical description.- Comorbid conditions.- Classification.- Epidemiology.- Etiopathogenesis (psychodynamic theories, biological models, genetics).- Etiopathogenesis (psychodynamic theories, biological models, genetics).- Assessment (psychometric, neuropsychological, scales).- Therapy.- Biological therapies (separate for mania, depression and maintenance).- Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs).- Meta-analysis.- Open trials.- Review and opinion papers.- Pharmacoepidemiologic data.- Psychosocial therapies.- Treatment guidelines.- Cautions for pharmaceutical treatment in bipolar patients.- Switching to the opposite pole.- Psychogeriatric issues.- Suicidality.- Gender issues.- Pediatric bipolar disorder.- Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"Thisbook offers state of the art knowledge about BD. Chapters are well-structuredand clearly organized. Text is easy to read and follow. It provides excellentlearning material and therefore it is definitely recommended as a literaturefor psychiatrists and psychiatric residents, as well as for other proffesionalsthat care for patients with BD." (Ana Kovak Mufic, Alcoholism and PsychiatryResearch, Vol. 51 (2), 2015)"This is a full review of bipolar disorder and its many facets. . the book can be a helpful reference for any healthcare provider, but given the specific and detailed information, it is most appropriate for psychiatrists. . This book is truly an amazing accomplishment and it is the most complete book on bipolar disorder that I have seen." (Aaron Plattner, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2015)