6. Combined Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

  1. Donna M. Sudak M.D.

Published Online: 6 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch6

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

How to Cite

Sudak, D. M. (2011) Combined Treatment for Bipolar Disorder, in Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470448441

Online ISBN: 9781118093368

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Keywords:

  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • psychotropic medication;
  • treatment effectiveness;
  • co-morbidity;
  • psychiatric illness;
  • mania;
  • depression;
  • suicide;
  • adherence;
  • rapid-cycling

Summary

This chapter provides an overview of the evidence for the use of psychological treatments in conjunction with medication to improve the outcome of bipolar disorder. It specifically discusses the use of CBT and adapting the model to bipolar patient care. Suicide, manic episodes, rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, and medication adherence are a particular focus, with ample clinical examples and discussion of strategies to use if two providers are caring for the patient.