Part I. An Introduction of Treatments:
1.1 Introduction to bipolar disorders
1.2 Adjunctive psychological treatments in adults with bipolar disorders
Part II. The Foundations of an Integrative Approach to Bipolar Disorders:
2.1 Psychoeducation for patients and family members
2.2 Promotion of a healthy lifestyle
2.4 Cognitive and functional remeditation
Part III. An Integrative Approach to Bipolar Disorders:
3.1 Introduction to the integrative approach
3.2 Contents of the integrative approach
Appendix 1. The group rules
Appendix 2. Level of satisfaction with the intervention
While medication is hugely important in treating bipolar disorders, an integrated approach which utilizes psychological treatments can target some aspects that medication alone cannot reach. A comprehensive review of evidence-based psychological treatments is provided, followed by practical information on psychoeducation for patients and family members, healthy lifestyle promotion, mindfulness-based interventions and cognitive and functional remediation, as they represent the basis on which the integrative approach is developed. The second half of the book provides examples of sessions of integrative therapy, which can be shared with patients themselves, enhancing the effectiveness of applying the treatment. Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorders: An Integrative Approach offers a brief but multi-component treatment framework that can also be implemented in non-specialized health centres. This approach may greatly improve the well-being and quality of life of people with bipolar disorders. This accessible text is an essential resource for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and any healthcare provider working in mental healthcare.
- Provides a new integrative approach to psychological treatments for bipolar disorder which can target some aspects medication alone cannot reach
- Practical examples of treatment sessions can aid both clinicians and patients alike, enhancing the effectiveness of treatments
- Specialized treatment programmes have been distilled down to become accessible for daily practice in non-specialized centers
María Reinares, Barcelona Bipolar Disorders Program, Hospital Clínic, Spain
Maria Reinares is General Health Psychologist, Senior Researcher, Bipolar and Depressive Disorders Unit of the Institute of Neuroscience, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona.
Anabel Martínez-Arán, Barcelona Bipolar Disorders Program, Spain
Anabel Martínez-Arán is Clinical Psychologist, Senior Researcher, Bipolar and Depressive Disorders Unit of the Institute of Neuroscience, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona.
Eduard Vieta, Universitat de Barcelona
Eduard Vieta is Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Universitat de Barcelona. He is a Senior Consultant and Director of the Bipolar and Depressive Disorders Unit of the Institute of Neuroscience, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona.