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Description - Mania by Paul J. Goodnick

In the past several years there have been a number of significant advances in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of mania and bipolar disorder. This text provides a comprehensive overview of all recent developments on all aspects of mania. The text is divided into three sections: diagnostic considerations, biological aspects, and treatment. "Diagnostic Considerations" includes coverage of the diagnostic revisions in DSM-IV, special comorbidity issues in children and substance abuse, the differentiation of mood swings from bipolar disorder, and generational change and genetic linkage. "Biological Aspects" reviews the current state of knowledge in biochemistry and biological techniques such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and brain imaging. "Treatment" surveys all major treatment regimens for mania, including new drug therapies such as carbamazepine, valproate, clozapine, risperidone, verapamil and nimodipine. This section also deals with new findings on the use of lithium and the risks for pregnant women and advances in psychotherapy. The book concludes with a summary that provides a historical perspective and directions for further research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880487283
ISBN-10: 0880487283
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 150mm x 28mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paul J. Goodnick

Paul J. Goodnick, M.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Mood Disorders Program at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.