Despite works published as recently as 2002, the continuing rapid evolution of new medications and adjunctive psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder has made the concise Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorder essential for today's clinicians who want to stay abreast of the latest developments in treating this complex and challenging mental illness.
Bringing together the work of distinguished experts with meticulous references and numerous tables and illustrations, Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorder offers a very timely and exciting perspective on new ways to treat bipolar disorder. In seven succinct chapters, contributors review recent developments -- emphasizing interventions supported by controlled studies -- in the treatment and maintenance treatment of patients with acute mania and acute bipolar depression as well as maintenance therapy and the management of, rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, and acute bipolar depression. Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorder concludes by discussing age developmental and gender differences as emerging factors in the treatment of children, adolescents, and women with bipolar disorder.
This volume helps clinicians to better understand the utility of both older medications and important new treatment options as it highlights the need for additional research to ensure further progress in overcoming the challenges of caring for patients with bipolar disorder.show more