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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

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Psychoeducation Manual for Bipolar Disorder
Although the mainstay ofbipolar therapy is drug treatment,psychoeducation is a tech-nique that has proven to be very effective as an add-on to medication,helping to reducethe number ofall types ofbipolar recurrences and hospitalization.The object is toimprove patientsunderstanding ofthe disorder and therefore their adherence to phar-macotherapy.Based on the highly successful,evidence-based Barcelona Program,thisbook is a pragmatic,therapist’s guide for how to implement psychoeducation for bipolarpatients.It gives practical guidance for how to conduct a psychoeducation group,usingsessions and cases drawn from the Barcelona Psychoeducation Program.Moreover,itprovides the reader with a great amount ofpractical tips and tricks,and specific tech-niques to maximize the benefits ofbipolar psychoeducation.The authors formed the first group to show the efficacy ofpsychoeducation as a main-tenance treatment and have a long history ofperforming bipolar psychoeducation.
Francesc Colom
is a Senior Researcher at the Bipolar Disorders Program,IDIBAPS,Hospital Clinic,Barcelona,and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute oPsychiatry,London.
Eduard Vieta
is the Director ofthe Bipolar Disorders Program,IDIBAPS,HospitalClinic,Barcelona,and a Professor ofPsychiatry at the University ofBarcelona.

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