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Bipolar disorder : an evidence-based guide to manic depression

Author: Konstanthos N Fountoulakis
Publisher: Heidelberg : Springer, [2015]
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This book examines the diagnostic approach to bipolar illness, with special reference to the borderline zones with unipolar depression and schizoaffective disorder. It details treatment options,  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har145026680
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Konstanthos N Fountoulakis
ISBN: 9783642372155 3642372155
OCLC Number: 898461171
Description: xx, 721 pages : illustrations, portrait
Contents: â Introduction.- Historical perspective.- Clinical description.- Comorbid conditions.- Classification.- Epidemiology.- Etiopathogenesis (psychodynamic theories, biological models, genetics).- Etiopathogenesis (psychodynamic theories, biological models, genetics).- Assessment (psychometric, neuropsychological, scales).- Therapy.- Biological therapies (separate for mania, depression and maintenance).- Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs).- Meta-analysis.- Open trials.- Review and opinion papers.- Pharmacoepidemiologic data.- Psychosocial therapies.- Treatment guidelines.- Cautions for pharmaceutical treatment in bipolar patients.- Switching to the opposite pole.- Psychogeriatric issues.- Suicidality.- Gender issues.- Pediatric bipolar disorder.- Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kostas N. Fountoulakis.


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