Managing the cognitive difficulties experienced in bipolar disorder poses a significant challenge to patients, relatives, researchers and clinicians. This book equips readers with a thorough understanding of these cognitive deficits and, importantly, the usefulness of current treatment approaches, such as remediation, to improve functional recovery. This manual guides readers in the application of the functional remediation programme, providing a collection of materials enabling therapists to run group sessions. The first part focuses on cognitive deficits and their impact on functional recovery. The second part describes the operation of the programme, session by session, with reference to handouts and slides available for download from an accompanying website. Topics covered include memory, attention, and executive functions. The final part describes the efficacy of this programme, particularly the functional improvements seen in participants. An essential resource for psychologists, psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with bipolar disorder.
- Describes a novel, evidence-based psychological intervention, giving readers the tools they need to implement this effectively
- Includes a recommended treatment plan to reduce the impact of cognitive deficits, and maximise functional recovery
- Supplementary material, including handouts and session slides for patients and therapists, is available on an accompanying website for download and printing
1. Cognition and functioning in bipolar disorder
2. Cognitive remediation in psychiatric disorders
3. Functional remediation in bipolar patients
4. Functional remediation programme: sessions and content
5. Efficacy of the functional remediation programme
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Eduard Vieta, Universitat de Barcelona
Eduard Vieta is Director of the Bipolar Disorders Program, Clinical Institute of Neuroscience, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Barcelona, Catalonia, IDIBAPS, CIBERSAM, Spain.
Carla Torrent, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Carla Torrent is a Senior Researcher at the Bipolar Disorders Program, Clinical Institute of Neuroscience, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and investigator at the Spanish CIBERSAM, Spain.
Anabel Martinez-Aran, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Anabel Martinez-Aran is a clinical psychologist at the Bipolar Disorders Program, Clinical Institute of Neuroscience, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, CIBERSAM, Catalonia, Spain.