Chapter 35. Collaborative Care for Bipolar Disorder

  1. Lakshmi N. Yatham4 and
  2. Mario Maj5
  1. Amy M. Kilbourne1,
  2. David E. Goodrich2 and
  3. Mark S. Bauer3

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch35

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

How to Cite

Kilbourne, A. M., Goodrich, D. E. and Bauer, M. S. (2010) Collaborative Care for Bipolar Disorder, in Bipolar Disorder (eds L. N. Yatham and M. Maj), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  2. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Michigan; VA National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA

  2. 2

    VA National Serious Mental Illness Treatment, Research and Evaluation Center, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann, Arbor, MI 48105, USA

  3. 3

    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management, Research (152M), Boston VA Healthcare System, 150 South, Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470721988

Online ISBN: 9780470661277



  • collaborative care for bipolar disorder;
  • bipolar disorder, complex and chronic condition - quality of care and patient outcomes remaining suboptimal;
  • bipolar disorder, costly, significant public health problems;
  • treatment models - as Chronic Care Model (CCM);
  • medical comorbidity in bipolar disorder - unique and significant public health problem;
  • Life Goals Collaborative Care (LGCC), improving quality of health care for patients with BD;
  • CCM, ideal framework - coordinating medical and psychiatric care;
  • Wagner CCM and CCM - adapted to community mental health settings;
  • care management, facilitating consumer-provider communication - pertinent bipolar symptom issues


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Integrated care for bipolar disorder: current evidence

  • Bridging the divide: treatment models to integrate patient care

  • A collaborative care model for bipolar disorder

  • Conclusion

  • References