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Bipolar Disorder

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 for clinical psychiatrists, trainees, specialist nurses and other mental health care professionals, as well as interested general practitioners.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and historical context ; 2. Recognizing bipolar disorder: clinical features and diagnoses ; 3. Epidemiology ; 4. The causes of bipolar disorder ; 5. Pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder ; 6. Psychological treatments ; 7. Treatment guidelines for management of bipolar disorder ; 8. Special populations ; 9. Patient resources

About the Author

Lakshmi N. Yatham, is 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 bipolar disorder, which is currently pursuing testing of new treatments for bipolar disorder using pragmatic and controlled trials with substantial funding from CIHR. Gin S.Malhi is Professor and Head of Discipline of Psychiatry at Sydney Medical School and has a longstanding interest in mood disorders in particular bipolar disorder and depression. His research team based at the CADE Clinic (Royal North Shore Hospital) makes use of clinical and neuropsychological assessments in conjunction with neurobiological probes that range from electrophysiological measures to functional neuroimaging (fMRI and Spectroscopy) to investigate the neural basis of affective disorders. He is also interested in pharmacological, psychological and alternative therapies and is currently examining the effects of meditation and CAMs.

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