Bipolar Disorder

Paperback | February 6, 2011

byLakshmi Yatham, Gin Malhi

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Bipolar disorder affects up to 5% of the general population and the condition is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. There has been an explosion of research into the neurobiology and treatment of bipolar disorder over the past 15 years. This has led to increased understanding of the disorder and development of many new treatments for this condition. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library, this concise pocket book covers the diagnostic aspects, clinical features, and biology of bipolar disorder, as well as current treatment strategies including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and somatic treatments. It serves as an invaluable quick reference forclinical psychiatrists, trainees, specialist nurses and other mental health care professionals, as well as interested general practitioners.

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Bipolar disorder affects up to 5% of the general population and the condition is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. There has been an explosion of research into the neurobiology and treatment of bipolar disorder over the past 15 years. This has led to increased understanding of the disorder and development of many ne...

Lakshmi N. Yatham, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Head of Research and International Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His major areas of research interest include neurobiology and treatment of bipolar disorder and major depression. He leads a Canadian consortium on...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.24 inPublished:February 6, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019956230X

ISBN - 13:9780199562305

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and historical context2. Recognizing bipolar disorder: clinical features and diagnoses3. Epidemiology4. The causes of bipolar disorder5. Pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder6. Psychological treatments7. Treatment guidelines for management of bipolar disorder8. Special populations9. Patient resources