Psychological needs of adolescents in the early phase of bipolar disorder: implications for early intervention
Article first published online: 27 APR 2011
© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Early Intervention in Psychiatry
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 100–107, May 2011
How to Cite
Macneil, C. A., Hasty, M. K., Berk, M., Henry, L., Evans, M., Redlich, C., Daglas, R., McGorry, P. D. and Conus, P. (2011), Psychological needs of adolescents in the early phase of bipolar disorder: implications for early intervention. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 5: 100–107. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7893.2011.00273.x
- Issue published online: 27 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2011
- Received 3 May 2010; accepted 18 February 2011
- bipolar disorder;
- early intervention;
Aim: This paper will describe the rationale for, and importance of, psychological interventions for young people early in the course of bipolar disorder.
Methods: Emerging literature in this field will be discussed in addition to describing specific clinical challenges and opportunities with this population.
Results: In order to be more developmentally appropriate for young people with bipolar disorder, eight aspects of clinical work which may require modification were identified.
Conclusions: The evidence base for the effectiveness of psychological interventions for people diagnosed with bipolar disorder is growing. However, some aspects relating to working with adults with bipolar disorder require modification to be effective in working with young people early in the course of the disorder.