Bipolar Disorder

An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression

  • Kostas N.¬†Fountoulakis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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About this book

Introduction

This book examines in detail the diagnostic approach to manic depressive (bipolar) illness, with special reference to the borderline zones with unipolar depression and schizoaffective disorder. Among other diagnostic issues considered are mixed episodes (often misdiagnosed by psychiatrists), rapid cycling, and the confusion with personality disorders. Within the context of diagnosis and understanding of the dynamics of bipolar disorder, temperament, character, and personality are all extensively discussed. Neurocognitive deficit and disability are covered, as are elements of evolutionary biology and behavior. With regard to treatment, the major focus is on evidence-based therapy, with reference to the results of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses; in addition, contemporary guidelines and future trends are examined. Careful consideration is also given to the psychosocial treatment approach and issues relating to societal and economic costs and burdens.

Keywords

Bipolar Disorders Diagnosis Evidence-Based Treatment of Bipolar Disorders Manic Depression Mood Disorders Psychopharmacolgy for Bipolar Disorders Schizoaffective Disorder

Authors and affiliations

  • Kostas N.¬†Fountoulakis
    • 1
  1. 1.3rd Department of Psychiatry Division of NeurosciencesAristotle University of Thessaloniki School of MedicineThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37216-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37215-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37216-2
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