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Description - Bipolar Disorders by Joseph F. Goldberg

In the last 20 years, there has been a shift in diagnostic patterns with a tendency to diagnose schizophrenia more often than bipolar disorder. Environmental changes have contributed to a decline in the effectiveness of lithium as a treatment. And many bipolar patients are still not receiving proper diagnosis or effective treatments. This book pulls together the current knowledge on bipolar disorders. It aims to provide a summary of clinical research over the last decade on this subject. It covers: research on affective relapse, comorbid psychopharmacology, functional disability and psychosocial outcome in contemporary bipolar disorders; current clinical research findings from leading investigators in the field and practical clinical applications; recent treatment advances and major findings of outcome bipolar disorder; information on treatment outcome based on up-to-date pharmacological approaches, psychosocial interventions and comorbid conditions that complicate the course of bipolar disorder; and treatment outcome data on new pharamcotherapies, psychosocial treatments and services delivery research using naturalistic observations over time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880487689
ISBN-10: 0880487682
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph F. Goldberg

Joseph F. Goldberg, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the Director of the Bipolar Disorders Research Clinic at the Payne Whitney Clinic, and Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York. Martin Harrow, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois�College of Medicine in Chicago.