Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach, 2nd by David J. Miklowitz

By David J. Miklowitz

Family-focused psychoeducational remedy (FFT) is between a truly small variety of psychosocial remedies which were discovered to be powerful in a number of reports to enhance the process bipolar disease. This essential advisor describes easy methods to enforce FFT with grownup and adolescent sufferers and their family. supplied are functional systems for assisting households comprehend the character of bipolar ailment, increase their conversation abilities, remedy daily difficulties, and decrease the danger and severity of relapse. The e-book accommodates cutting-edge wisdom at the ailment and its organic and psychosocial administration. greater than a dozen reproducible handouts are integrated.

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During the intake interview, the clinician inquired about a family history of psychopathology, including Marjorie’s own history. ” She then refused to answer any other questions and insisted instead on talking to the head psychiatrist. ” When the attending psychiatrist entered the interview room, Cathy was talking wildly about poetry and sex, speaking rapidly and nonsensically. Her mother frequently interrupted to correct her on facts of her recent history, and Cathy would angrily snap back, “That’s your opinion.

Once the proper dosages of lithium, anticonvulsants, and/or atypical antipsychotics are found, and the patient decides to adhere to these dosages, the bipolar I patient often functions well in the community (Tondo, Baldessarini, & Floris, 2001). Bipolar II Approximately 40–45% of fully syndromal bipolar patients alternate between periods of deep depression and milder, less destructive manic states (hypomanias) (Angst, 1978). When these patients become hypomanic, they experience euphoria, irritability, flight of ideas, or other symptoms, but do not become psychotic and do not need to be hospitalized.

Some clinicians prefer to use these medically based terms, and others prefer simpler language. chapter 2 The Nature of Bipolar Disorder and Its Impact on the Family ᨖ C athy, a 25-year-old European American woman, began to show behavioral changes approximately 2 months before her admission to a state psychiatric hospital. According to her mother, Marjorie, she became very active sexually, slept very little, and seemed easily provoked to anger. ” She was accompanied to the hospital by her mother.

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