By Ellen Frank
"This handbook provides a strong strategy for assisting humans deal with bipolar affliction and shield opposed to the recurrence of manic or depressive episodes. From Ellen Frank, the developer of interpersonal and social rhythm remedy (IPSRT) and a number one researcher and clinician within the box, the booklet info every one part of the remedy and marshals transparent proof for its effectiveness." "Providing all wanted instruments for enforcing IPSRT, the booklet takes the clinician step-by-step from screening, evaluation, and case conceptualization, via acute remedy, upkeep remedy, and periodic booster classes. Interventions are grounded within the most modern wisdom concerning the neurobiology, etiology, and process bipolar sickness, and concentrate on addressing key strength pathways alongside which new affective episodes enhance. established are confirmed how one can stabilize moods by way of bettering medicine adherence, construction coping talents and courting pride, and shoring up the regularity of day-by-day rhythms or exercises, even in occasions of tension. sufferers also are given the chance to grieve for what Frank phrases "the misplaced fit self" and are available to phrases with how the affliction has altered their lives, thereby lowering denial and extending popularity of the lifelong nature of the sickness. all through, wealthy case examples illustrate recommendations for tailoring therapy to every patient's person wishes and present symptomatology. distinct positive aspects of the amount contain reproducible evaluate instruments and a bankruptcy on the best way to conquer particular therapy challenges." "The first entire consultant to this promising healing process, this hugely useful booklet belongs at the desks of practitioners in scientific psychology, psychiatry, social paintings, and comparable psychological wellbeing and fitness fields. it could possibly function a supplemental textual content in graduate-level seminars and scientific practica."--BOOK JACKET. Read more...
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Ellicott, Hammen, Gitlin, Brown, and Jamison (1990) theorized that life stress, in the form of the kinds of negative life events already shown to be associated with the onset of unipolar depressions (Brown & Harris, 1979; Paykel & Tanner, 1976), was also relevant for the course of bipolar disorder. In studies conducted in the 1990s they demonstrated the temporal association between such events and relapse or recurrence of the disorder. Brown and colleagues showed negative effects of a hostile family environment on the course of another psychotic disorder, schizophrenia, in the 1960s and 1970s (Brown, Birley, & Wing, 1972).
Encouraged by the basic studies of Cutler and Post (1982) that suggested a kindling process similar to that seen in epilepsy might be responsible for the psychopathology of bipolar disorder, investigators began to explore the possible use of anticonvulsant medications for this condition. , 2000) has called the kindling theory into question, as a result of aggressive marketing by pharmaceutical companies anticonvulsant drugs have now come to supersede lithium as a treatment for bipolar disorder in many parts of the United States.
For patients with bipolar II disorder or bipolar disorder NOS, psychotherapy alone may be a reasonable approach to both acute and maintenance treatment. Although we have not conducted an empirical study of IPSRT alone in this population, we have treated individual cases with good results. We have also had good outcomes with IPT alone in patients who would qualify for a diagnosis of bipolar II disorder. EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED PSYCHOSOCIAL AND PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TREATMENTS • Why add a psychosocial treatment to the pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder?