Chapter 1: The Scope of Bipolar Disorders (Hagop S. Akiskal).
Chapter 2: Lithium Treatment: Focus on Long-Term Prophylaxis (Mogens Schou and Paul Grof).
Chapter 3: Valproate: Clinical Pharmacological Profile (Charles L. Bowden and Vivek Singh).
Chapter 4: Pharmacological Profile and Clinical Utility of Lamotrigine in Bipolar Disorders (David J. Muzina, Joseph R. Calabrese).
Chapter 5: Carbamazepine, Other Anticonvulsants and Augmenting Agents (Heinz Grunze).
Chapter 6: Olanzapine in Treatment for Bipolar Disorder (Mauricio Tohen, Giedra Campbell, and Daniel Lin).
Chapter 7: Haloperidol and Risperidone in Mania (John Cookson).
Chapter 8: A Comparison of “Second Generation Antipsychotics” in the Treatment for Bipolar Disorder: Focus on Clozapine, Quetiapine, Ziprasidone and Aripiprazole (Paul E. Keck, Jr. and Susan L. McElroy).
Chapter 9: Complex Combination Therapy: The Evolution Toward Rational Polypharmacy in Lithium-Resistant Bipolar Illness (Robert M. Post, Andrew M. Speer and Gabriele S. Leverich).
Chapter 10: The Primacy of Mania (Athanasios Koukopoulos).
Chapter 11: Diagnostic and Clinical Management Approaches to Bipolar Depression, Bipolar II and Their Comorbidities (Giulio Perugi, S. Nassir Ghaemi and Hagop S. Akiskal).
Chapter 12: Bipolarity in Women: Therapeutic Issues (Susan L. McElroy, Lesley M. Arnold and Lori L. Altshuler).
Chapter 13: Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: The Promise of Psychopharmacotherapy (Joseph Biederman).
Chapter 14: Treatment for Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults (Kenneth I. Shulman).
Chapter 15 Psychosocial Interventions in Bipolar Disorders: Rationale and Effectiveness (David J. Miklowitz).
Chapter 16: The Pivotal Role of Psychoeducation in the Long-Term Treatment of Bipolar Disorder (Francesc Colom and Eduard Vieta).
Chapter 17: The Role of Treatment Setting in the Pharmacotherapy of Bipolar Disorder (Jean-Michel Azorin).
Chapter 18: Suicide Prevention (Zoltán Rihmer
Chapter 19: Principles of Caring for Bipolar Patients (Hagop S. Akiskal and Kareen K. Akiskal).
"...readers will not be able to find a more comprehensive and up-to-date review of the main therapeutic approaches to bipolar affective disorder..." (New England Journal of Medicine, September 21, 2006)
"This is a book that will have a prominent place in my already bursting library for a long time to come because of its value to me as a researcher, scholar, and teacher." (The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, September 2006)
"...a very useful reference on the pharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder that is written in a very practical and user-friendly format...a must for anyone dealing with patients with bipolar disorder." (Doody's Health Services)
"…a multifaceted text with broad clinical value…recommended as an in-office reference for the practicing physician who treats the bipolar patients…to all Health Science libraries as a general reference text." (The Electric Review, March/April 2006)