The Psychology of Bipolar Disorder: New developments and research strategies

Paperback | February 16, 2007

EditorSteven Jones, Richard Bentall

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Bipolar disorder (BPD) is a severe mental illness which has a substantial impact on the sufferer, carers, and mental health services. Its impact is similar to that of schizophrenia. However, in contrast to schizophrenia, it has, until recently, been almost entirely neglected by psychologicalresearchers. It is only in the last few years that substantial psychological research programmes in the UK and USA have begun to explore the role of psychosocial factors in the disorder. Yet an understanding of these influences will be essential for those trying to understand how we can treat thosesuffering from BPD. This volume is the first to bring together reviews of the exciting developments taking place in this field, with chapters from the leading researchers. It presents a broad overview of the psychological and psychosocial factors involved in bipolar disorder, including chapters, amongst others, onrisk factors, early warning signs, and treatment.

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Bipolar disorder (BPD) is a severe mental illness which has a substantial impact on the sufferer, carers, and mental health services. Its impact is similar to that of schizophrenia. However, in contrast to schizophrenia, it has, until recently, been almost entirely neglected by psychologicalresearchers. It is only in the last few years...

Richard Bentall is the author of the award winning 'Madness Explained' (Penguin)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.56 inPublished:February 16, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Steven Jones and Richard Bentall: Introductory overview2. Lauren B. Alloy, Lyn Y. Abramson, Amy M. Neeren, Patricia D. Walshaw, Snezana Urozevic and Robin Nusslock: Psychosocial risk factors for bipolar disorder: current and early environment and cognitive styles3. Sheri L. Johnson and Randy Fingerhut: Life events as predictors of relapse, depression and mania in bipolar disorder4. Warren Mansell and Jan Scott: Dysfunctional beliefs in individuals with bipolar disorders5. Steven Jones: Circadian rhythms and the internal attribution of physiological fluctuation in bipolar disorder6. Richard Bentall, Sara Tai and Rebecca Knowles: Psychological processes and the pathways to mania: exploring the manic defence hypothesis7. Luke Clark and Barbara J. Sahakian: Neuropsychological and biological approaches to understanding bipolar disorder8. Dominic Lam and Grace Wong: Bipolar relapse - the importance of early warning signs and coping strategies9. Susan Luty: Biopsychosocial approaches and interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for bipolar disorder10. Chad D. Morris and David J. Miklowitz: Family approaches to the course and treatment of bipolar disorder

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"This is a unique offering, imparting important scholarly information that is highly useful to the research driven practitioner. Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and other research trained mental health providers will find it good reading about current treatment and research strategies."--Doody's