Treating bipolar disorder : a clinician's guide to by Ellen Frank

By Ellen Frank

"This guide provides a strong method for aiding humans deal with bipolar sickness and safeguard opposed to the recurrence of manic or depressive episodes. From Ellen Frank, the developer of interpersonal and social rhythm treatment (IPSRT) and a number one researcher and clinician within the box, the ebook info each one section of the remedy and marshals transparent proof for its effectiveness." "Providing all wanted instruments for Read more...

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It should have antimanic effects in the case of an acute mania, antidepressant effects in the case of acute depression, and mood stabilizing or prophylactic effects in the long term. Indeed, when lithium was first marketed it appeared to have all three of these properties, and thus all future compounds were judged against this standard. First, it is no longer Empirically Supported Therapies 31 clear that lithium really does possess all of these properties to a significant degree in the majority of today’s patients with bipolar disorder.

However, especially in urban, industrialized society, social factors such as the timing of work, meals, and even television programs have an important influence on circadian rhythms. We hypothesized that, in vulnerable individuals, changes in such social time cues may lead to disruptions in circadian rhythms and ultimately to affective episodes. , 1984; Schatzberg & Schildkraut, 1995; Siever, Guttmacher, & Murphy, 1984; Thase, Frank, & Kupfer, 1985; Willner, 1995). , Manji, Drevets, & Charney, 2001) mentioned earlier.

2003) There is now clear recognition that there are really a series of separate problems that need to be addressed in the pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder: the treatment of acute mania; the treatment of acute depression, the treatment of acute psychosis (usually in the context of a mania, but sometimes also between full-blown episodes and sometimes in the context of depression), and the long-term prevention of future episodes of both mania and depression. THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE MANIA Acute mania is typically treated pharmacologically with large doses of a “mood stabilizer” such as lithium or valproic acid.

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