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Psychological treatments

Lakshmi N Yatham and Gin S Malhi

in Bipolar Disorder

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199562305
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607396 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199562305.003.0006

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Psychological treatments

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• Psychological treatments are used mainly as adjuncts to pharmacotherapy • Psychoeducation, interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT), family focussed therapy (FFT), and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are all effective as adjunctive treatment in preventing relapse of mood episodes • Psychoeducation is cheap and effective and should be offered to all patients with bipolar disorder • Because of cost, CBT, FFT and IPSRT should be offered only when they are clearly indicated or to those who have not responded to pharmacotherapy and psychoeducation.

Chapter.  1628 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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