Chapter 4. Families of People with Bipolar Disorder

  1. Norman Sartorius4,
  2. Julian Leff5,
  3. Juan José López-Ibor6,
  4. Mario Maj7 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha8
  1. Gabor I. Keitner1,
  2. Christine E. Ryan2 and
  3. Alison Heru3

Published Online: 31 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470024712.ch4

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

How to Cite

Keitner, G. I., Ryan, C. E. and Heru, A. (2004) Families of People with Bipolar Disorder, in Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment (eds N. Sartorius, J. Leff, J. J. López-Ibor, M. Maj and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470024712.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  2. 5

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London and TAPS Research Unit, 69 Fleet Street, London NW3 2QU, UK

  3. 6

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  4. 7

    University of Naples, Italy

  5. 8

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Potter Bldg, 3rd Floor, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Box G-RIH, Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02912-G, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Box G-BH, Brown University and Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02912-G, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470023822

Online ISBN: 9780470024713

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Keywords:

  • bipolar disorder;
  • bipolar spectrum disorders;
  • subjective burden;
  • bipolar illness;
  • family effects and course of illness;
  • Family focused therapy (FFT);
  • treatment outcome measures;
  • family interventions;
  • management of bipolar disorder

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Chronic Illness and Effects on the Family

  • Bipolar Illness and Its Effects on the Family

  • Family Effects on the Course of Illness

  • Treatment Outcome Studies

  • Conclusions

  • References