19. Principles of Caring for Bipolar Patients

  1. Hagop S. Akiskal3 and
  2. Mauricio Tohen4,5
  1. Hagop S. Akiskal3 and
  2. Kareen K. Akiskal1,2

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470017953.ch19

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

How to Cite

Akiskal, H. S. and Akiskal, K. K. (2005) Principles of Caring for Bipolar Patients, in Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient (eds H. S. Akiskal and M. Tohen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470017953.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 3

    International Mood Center, Department of Psychiatry at the University of San Diego and Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. (116-A), San Diego, CA 92161, USA

  2. 4

    McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA

  3. 5

    Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly & Co, 525 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    International Mood Center, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0603, USA

  2. 2

    International Mood Center, San Diego, USA and French Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, Rennes, France

  3. 3

    International Mood Center, Department of Psychiatry at the University of San Diego and Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. (116-A), San Diego, CA 92161, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 11 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470856079

Online ISBN: 9780470017951

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Keywords:

  • caring for bipolar patients;
  • cyclical recurrence of depression;
  • psychiatric hospitalization;
  • bipolar clinics;
  • suicide prevention;
  • eclectic psychiatry;
  • anti-manic medications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Major Players in Bipolar Disorder

  • The Psychiatrist and Other Clinicians

  • The Mood Clinic

  • Mental Health Advocacy Organizations

  • Society and the Media

  • Caring for Bipolar Patients

  • Special Considerations for Hypomanic and Cyclothymic Patients

  • Conclusion

  • References