1st Edition

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

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ISBN 9781572300903
Published August 26, 1996 by Guilford Press

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Book Description

A comprehensive approach to the treatment of bipolar disorder, this book details an innovative program of interventions that augments rather than replaces pharmacotherapy. Topics covered include patient and family education, early symptom detection for the prevention of relapse, methods for the enhancement of treatment compliance, strategies for the remediation of subsyndromal symptoms of depression and mania, and ways to identify and resolve psychosocial and interpersonal problems. Each chapter provides session-by-session instructions, as well as patient assignments and clear and concise directions for the implementation of each intervention. This book will be of interest to therapists from a range of backgrounds, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and counselors, as well as researchers and students in mental health.

Table of Contents

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder: An Overview. Recognition and Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Medication Treatment for Bipolar Disorder. Symptom Monitoring: An Early Warning System. Encouraging Adherence to Treatment. Cognitive Changes in Depressive Episodes. Cognitive Changes in Mania. Behavioral Changes and Problems in Depressive Episodes. Behavioral Changes and Problems in Mania. Psychosocial Problems and Bipolar Disorder. Interpersonal Problems: Communication. Putting It All Together. Appendix: Educational Material and Related Associations.

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This book is an unusually fine example of a cognitive-behavioral treatment book....The book is a comprehensive treatment manual and the course of treatment is 20 sessions....Unusual for CBT books...this one includes many descriptions of how to work with family members and significant others of patients....This book has set a very high standard for future volumes on this topic. It should be read and used by anyone with an interest in this disorder. - Contemporary Psychology

The managed care field favors treatment protocols that are empirically based, able to be applied consistently across disciplines, focused on the present, and symptom specific. This text describes a treatment that meets these requirements and that is easily understood by professionals across the mental health disciplines. This text also meets the need for a conduit between psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions....The book's excellent end-of-chapter summaries are especially useful....Drs. Rush and Basco successfully bring together their combined clinical experience of three decades to produce a timely, pragmatic cognitive-behavioral treatment approach for bipolar disorder. - Psychiatric Services

Well-suited for use by the full range of mental health professionals....Particularly helpful to nonmedical therapists who work in tandem with prescribing psychiatrists. I highly recommend it! - Michael E. Thase, MD

This is an excellent text which will revolutionize our thinking about the treatment offered to clients with bipolar disorder. Monica Basco and A. John Rush are to be applauded on producing the first textbook that provides systematic and practical guidance on how to undertake cognitive behavior therapy with clients with this very serious and debilitating mental disorder. The authors draw on their rich clinical and research experience to give a detailed description of the techniques and strategies that may benefit this client population. Most importantly, they explain with remarkable clarity how to offer an integrated psychological and pharmacological package of care to individuals with bipolar disorder. - Jan Scott, MD, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK