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Family-focused treatment of bipolar disorder: 1-year effects of a psychoeducational program in conjunction with pharmacotherapy.

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BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the combined effects of psychosocial treatment and pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder. This study used a randomized, controlled design to examine a 9-month, manual-based program of family-focused psychoeducational treatment (FFT). METHODS: Bipolar patients (N = 101) were recruited shortly after an illness episode and randomly assigned to 21 sessions of FFT (n = 31) or to a comparison treatment involving two family education sessions and follow-up crisis...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Journal:
Biological psychiatry
Volume:
48
Issue:
6
Pages:
582-592
Publication date:
2000-09-01
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EISSN:
1873-2402
ISSN:
0006-3223
Source identifiers:
168211

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