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Bipolar affective disorder: Does psychosocial treatment add to the efficacy of drug therapy?

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Given the efficacy of mood-stabilizing medications as prophylactic agents, what role does psychosocial intervention play in the treatment of bipolar affective disorder? Evidence is reviewed that (1) psychosocial stressors are associated with increased cycling of the disorder, and (2) the addition of psychosocial treatment to mood-stabilizing medications leads to improvements in the longitudinal course of adult bipolar disorder. Empirically supported psychosocial treatments include family-focu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Craighead, WE More by this author
Journal:
Economics of Neuroscience
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
58-64
Publication date:
2001
ISSN:
1527-0815
URN:
uuid:46db5732-b98d-4524-bc80-135f6a0d9183
Source identifiers:
168369
Local pid:
pubs:168369
Language:
English

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