22. The Pivotal Role of Psycho-Education in the Long-Term Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

  1. Hagop S. Akiskal3 and
  2. Mauricio Tohen4
  1. Francesc Colom1 and
  2. Andrea Murru2

Published Online: 14 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975114.ch22

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient, Second Edition

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient, Second Edition

How to Cite

Colom, F. and Murru, A. (2011) The Pivotal Role of Psycho-Education in the Long-Term Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, in Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient, Second Edition (eds H. S. Akiskal and M. Tohen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975114.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, 7730 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Barcelona Bipolar Disorders Program, IDIBAPS, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Barcelona Bipolar Disorders Program, IDIBAPS, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital Clinic, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747216

Online ISBN: 9780470975114

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Keywords:

  • Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy;
  • Five Ingredients of Psycho-Education;
  • Illness Awareness;
  • Adherence Enhancement;
  • Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD);
  • Integrated Group Therapy (IGT);
  • Psycho-Education with the Family

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • On the need for psycho-education

  • The five ingredients of psycho-education

  • Substance misuse avoidance

  • Early warning signs – detection

  • Lifestyle regularity (and miscellanea)

  • Psycho-education with the family

  • Long-term follow-up

  • The future

  • Funding sources and acknowledgments

  • References