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Bipolar Disorder, Volume 5


Bipolar disorder is a serious mental disorder involving episodes of serious mania and depression and affects approximately one to three percent of the population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health nearly two million individuals in the United States alone are diagnosed with this disorder.

* This title aims to provide an overview of recent research progress
* It explores the impact of this evidence on the practice of expert clinicians of many different countries
* It will be an unbiased and reliable reference point with the kudos of WPA endorsement
List of Review Contributors


Classification, Diagnosis and Boundaries of Bipolar Disorders (Hagop S. Akiskal)

Prognosis of Bipolar Disorder (Andeas Marneros and Peter Brieger)

Pharmacological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder (Charles L. Bowden)

Psychosocial Intervention for Bipolar Disorder (Mark S. Bauer)

Effects of Gender and Age on Phenomenology and Management of Bipolar Disorder (Kenneth L. Shulman, Ayal Schaffer, Anthony Levitt and Nathan Harramann)

The Economic and Social Burden of Bipolar Disorder (Joseph F. Goldberg and Carrie L. Ernst)


"...It is the state-of-the-art book in this emerging field, a must read in any medical library..." (Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, Vol.71, No.6, 2002)

"...a stimulating and comprehensive account of recent research..." (British Journal of Psychiatry, September 2003)