The first book to summarize the research and clinical methods used for treating bipolar disorders across the life cycle, this text supplements mental health professionals' neurobiological knowledge of bipolar disorders, their understanding of 'best practice' treatment methods, and their awareness of important cultural and family issues.
Easy to use and clearly presented, Atlas of Bipolar Disorders:
- presents current research on causation theories, brain structures, brain functioning, prognoses, and treatment methods for each bipolar disorder
- summarizes all DSM - IV bipolar disorders and disorders similar to bipolar disorders
- contains over 150 illustrations to better explain technical information and emphasize important research findings
- features summaries and illustrations to help readers discover how the brain symptoms and treatment methods overlap and vary for patients with Bipolar I and II, Rapid Cycling, Cyclothymia and Schizoaffective Disorder
- includes an outline of `best practice methods¿ recommended by research and expert panels.
A unique and important work, this text is essential reading for psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, professional mental health workers, and graduate and undergraduate students.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Presentation, and Classification of Bipolar Disorders
- 3. Child and Adolescent Bipolar Illness
- 4. Bipolar Disorders and the Changing Brain
- 5. Suicide and Bipolar Disorders: A Case Study
- 6. Treating Bipolar Disorders
- 7. Conclusion