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The Bipolar Disorder

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Table of Contents

Series Preface. Preface by S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH . Acknowledgments. Section One: Epidemeology, Phenomenology, and Diagnosis. INTRODUCTION: Bipolar Spectrum Illnesses: Common but Often Misdiagnosed and Inappropriately Treated. CHAPTER 1: An Overview of Bipolar Disorder and Its Diagnosis. Section Two: Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity. CHAPTER 2: Differentiating Unipolar from Bipolar Depression. CHAPTER 3: Differentiating Bipolar Illness from Organic Illnesses and Other Psychiatric Disorders. CHAPTER 4: Comorbidity: Organic Illnesses, ADHD, Personality, Eating, Anxiety, and Impulse Control Disorders. CHAPTER 5: Comorbidity: Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Section Three: Treatment. CHAPTER 6: Pharmacologic Treatment of Mania and Hypomania. CHAPTER 7: The Problem of Bipolar Depression. CHAPTER 8: Psychosocial Treatments. CHAPTER 9: Nonpharmacologic Approaches. CHAPTER 10: Identifi cation and Management of Suicide Risk. CHAPTER 11: Child and Early Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: An Emerging Diagnosis by Carolyn Colwell, LCSW. CHAPTER 12: Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults by Colin Depp, Ph.D. CHAPTER 13: A Multidimensional Approach to Helping Patients with Bipolar Disorder. Index.

About the Author

Brian Quinn, LCSW, PhD, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Huntington, New York. He delivers live and Web-based seminars nationwide on treating depression and bipolar disorder, having trained more than 1,500 practitioners. He is the author of The Depression Sourcebook. Irving B. Weiner, PhD, is the Series Editor for the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health. He is a prolific author and the editor of the award-winning, twelve-volume Handbook of Psychology, also from Wiley.


"As suggested in the preface, the text is easy to read. The chapters are also peppered with useful pearls about bipolar disorder, particularly regarding treatment approaches for non-medical mental health practitioners." (Journal of Psychiatric Practice, January 2009) "This is an excellent overview of bipolar illness...Treatment interventions including pharmacologic, psychotherapeutic, and psychosocial are explained clearly and concisely. I would highly recommend this book." (Chicago Psychiatry Associates, 2008) "Quinn demonstrates that he is well versed and skillful in presenting the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in an organized and clinically relevant way. This text is a competent, thorough and clinically useful guide to the multiple aspects of bipolar diagnosis and treatment. It will be read satisfactorily by both medically trained mental health professionals and psychotherapists alike." (International Society for Bipolar Disorder, Fall 2007)

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