Preface by S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH .
Section One: Epidemeology, Phenomenology, and Diagnosis.
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar Spectrum Illnesses: Common but Often Misdiagnosed and Inappropriately Treated.
CHAPTER 1: An Overview of Bipolar Disorder and Its Diagnosis.
Section Two: Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity.
CHAPTER 2: Differentiating Unipolar from Bipolar Depression.
CHAPTER 3: Differentiating Bipolar Illness from Organic Illnesses and Other Psychiatric Disorders.
CHAPTER 4: Comorbidity: Organic Illnesses, ADHD, Personality, Eating, Anxiety, and Impulse Control Disorders.
CHAPTER 5: Comorbidity: Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Section Three: Treatment.
CHAPTER 6: Pharmacologic Treatment of Mania and Hypomania.
CHAPTER 7: The Problem of Bipolar Depression.
CHAPTER 8: Psychosocial Treatments.
CHAPTER 9: Nonpharmacologic Approaches.
CHAPTER 10: Identifi cation and Management of Suicide Risk.
CHAPTER 11: Child and Early Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: An Emerging Diagnosis by Carolyn Colwell, LCSW.
CHAPTER 12: Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults by Colin Depp, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 13: A Multidimensional Approach to Helping Patients with Bipolar Disorder.