Bipolar Disorder

An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression

Authors: Fountoulakis, Kostas N.

  • ​Examines the diagnostic approach to bipolar illness in detail
  • Pays close attention to the differential diagnosis from unipolar depression and schizoaffective disorder
  • Considers treatment options from an evidence-based perspective
  • Discusses the role of long-term pharmacotherapy and also psychosocial therapies
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About this book

This book examines in detail the diagnostic approach to manic depressive (bipolar) illness, with special reference to the borderline zones with unipolar depression and schizoaffective disorder. Among other diagnostic issues considered are mixed episodes (often misdiagnosed by psychiatrists), rapid cycling, and the confusion with personality disorders. Within the context of diagnosis and understanding of the dynamics of bipolar disorder, temperament, character, and personality are all extensively discussed. Neurocognitive deficit and disability are covered, as are elements of evolutionary biology and behavior. With regard to treatment, the major focus is on evidence-based therapy, with reference to the results of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses; in addition, contemporary guidelines and future trends are examined. Careful consideration is also given to the psychosocial treatment approach and issues relating to societal and economic costs and burdens.

Reviews

“This book offers state of the art knowledge about BD. Chapters are well-structured and clearly organized. Text is easy to read and follow. It provides excellent learning material and therefore it is definitely recommended as a literature for psychiatrists and psychiatric residents, as well as for other proffesionals that care for patients with BD.” (Ana Kovak Mufić, Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research, Vol. 51 (2), 2015)

“This is a full review of bipolar disorder and its many facets. … the book can be a helpful reference for any healthcare provider, but given the specific and detailed information, it is most appropriate for psychiatrists. … This book is truly an amazing accomplishment and it is the most complete book on bipolar disorder that I have seen.” (Aaron Plattner, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2015)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Historical Perspective

    Fountoulakis, Kostas N.

    Pages 1-25

  • Clinical Description

    Fountoulakis, Kostas N.

    Pages 27-80

  • Long-Term Course

    Fountoulakis, Kostas N.

    Pages 81-107

  • Neurocognitive Functioning in Bipolar Disorder: A Comprehensive Review of Recent Data

    Fountoulakis, Kostas N.

    Pages 109-162

  • The Role of Temperament

    Fountoulakis, Kostas N.

    Pages 163-179

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-37216-2
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37215-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52216-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bipolar Disorder
Book Subtitle
An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37216-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37216-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37215-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52216-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 721
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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