Fast Facts: Bipolar Disorder is a highly accessible synopsis of current understanding of, and strategies, for bipolar disorder. Written by two experts of international renown, this fully updated second edition of the book describes the diagnosis, etiology and short- and long-term treatment strategies for this historically neglected condition. Bipolar disorder is no longer a rare disorder seen only by psychiatrists working with psychotic inpatients, and this handbook provides an invaluable update on the topic to all those involved in the care of people with the condition - primary care physicians, psychiatrists, therapists and specialist nurses. The information may also prove useful to people with bipolar disorder and their families.
Definitions: diagnosis and comorbidity; Etiology; Epidemiology; The patient's perspective; Enhanced care; Short-term treatments; Long-term treatments; The future; Useful resources
'...this small volume is pleasingly pithy, erudite, and accessible, as well as being helpfully informative….It is the sharp observations and commentary that make this volume distinctive.'
Medical Journal of Australia, on the first edn
About the Authors:
Guy Goodwin FMedSci FRCPsych Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
Gary Sachs MD Director, Harvard Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA