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Psychological treatment of bipolar disorder
Johnson, Sheri L.
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New York : Guilford Press, [2004]

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xii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Defining bipolar disorder / Sheri L. Johnson -- Psychosocial functioning / Constance Hammen, Amy N. Cohen -- Differential diagnosis and assessment of adult bipolar disorder / Edward Altman -- Assessment of bipolar spectrum disorders in children and adolescents / Eric A. Youngstrom, Robert L. Findling, Norah Feeny -- Psychosocial predictors of symptoms / Sheri L. Johnson, Bjorn Meyer -- The changing landscape of psychopharmacology / Joseph F. Goldberg -- Cognitive therapy / Robert L. Leahy -- Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy / Ellen Frank, Holly A. Swartz -- Family therapy / David J. Miklowitz -- Supporting collaborative practice management : the life goals program / Mark S. Bauer -- Treatment outcome studies / Jan Scott -- Treatment compliance / Monica Ramirez Basco, Megan Merlock, Noelle McDonald -- Suicidality / Cory F. Newman -- Consumer advocacy and self-help : interface with professionals / Harriet P. Lefley, Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia -- Conclusions / Robert L. Leahy.
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From leading scientist-practitioners, this volume presents a range of effective psychosocial approaches for enhancing medication adherence and improving long-term outcomes in adults and children with bipolar illness. Authors review the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective modalities--including cognitive, family-focused, group, and interpersonal and social rhythm therapies--and provide clear descriptions of therapeutic procedures. Separate chapters address assessment and diagnosis, analyze available outcome data, and provide guidance on managing suicidality. Offering a framework for clinical understanding, and yet packed with readily applicable insights and tools, this is a state-of-the-science resource for students and practitioners.

Author Notes

Sheri L. Johnson, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Miami. Over the past decade, she has conducted research on psychosocial facets of bipolar disorder. Her work has been funded by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and by the National Institute of Mental Health, and her findings have been published in a number of journals, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and the American Journal of Psychiatry .

Robert L. Leahy, PhD, is Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York and Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. His research focuses on individual differences in theory of emotion regulation. Dr. Leahy is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy and is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is the 2014 recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

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Johnson (Univ. of Pittsburgh) and Leahy (director, American Inst. for Cognitive Therapy) provide an up-to-date resource for the practicing psychotherapy clinician and for graduate students and researchers in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, and related mental health fields. This book provides readers with an understanding of the diagnostic, social, and clinical issues involved in treating those with this complex disorder. Contributors provide empirically based recommendations for tailoring treatment to different patients and situations. The book is divided into three sections. Section 1 covers basic findings on the psychosocial predictors and outcomes associated with bipolar disorders. Authors review assessment strategies, including the guidelines for the assessment of juvenile bipolar disorder. Section 2 covers research-supported integrated treatment approaches such as pharmacotherapy, family therapy, and cognitive therapy. Section 3 includes chapters on specific issues such as suicide and patient compliance. The appendix offers sample assessment instruments and recommended reading lists for those seeking more in-depth information. This volume will serve as an excellent library resource, a textbook for interested graduate students, and a "must have" reference for psychotherapists. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Library collections serving graduate students through practitioners. M. M. Slusser Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Sheri L. JohnsonConstance Hammen and Amy N. CohenEdward AltmanEric A. Youngstrom and Robert L. Findling and Norah FeenySheri L. Johnson and Bjorn MeyerJoseph F. GoldbergRobert L. LeahyEllen Frank and Holly A. SwartzDavid J. MiklowitzMark S. BauerJan ScottMonica Ramirez Basco and Megan Merlock and Noelle McDonaldCory F. NewmanHarriet P. Lefley and Suzanne Vogel-ScibiliaRobert L. Leahy
I. Overview of Bipolar Disorder
1 Defining Bipolar Disorderp. 3
2 Psychosocial Functioningp. 17
3 Differential Diagnosis and Assessment of Adult Bipolar Disorderp. 35
4 Assessment of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescentsp. 58
5 Psychosocial Predictors of Symptomsp. 83
II. Therapy and Treatment Issues
6 The Changing Landscape of Psychopharmacologyp. 109
7 Cognitive Therapyp. 139
8 Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapyp. 162
9 Family Therapyp. 184
10 Supporting Collaborative Practice Management: The Life Goals Programp. 203
11 Treatment Outcome Studiesp. 226
III. Special Issues in Treatment
12 Treatment Compliancep. 245
13 Suicidalityp. 265
14 Consumer Advocacy and Self-Help: Interface with Professionalsp. 286
15 Conclusionsp. 305
Appendix 1. Altman Self-Rating Scale for Mania (ASRM)p. 317
Appendix 2. Mood Chartp. 319
Appendix 3. Evaluation of Suicidal Riskp. 320
Appendix 4. Recommended Resources for Consumers and Their Familiesp. 327
Appendix 5. Outline of Collaborative Disease Management Strategiesp. 329
Indexp. 331