Terence Ketter

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  • Bipolar disorder: Improving diagnosis and optimizing integrated care JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Culver, J. L., Arnow, B. A., Ketter, T. A. 2007; 63 (1): 73-92

    Abstract:

    Bipolar disorder is a chronic, severe condition commonly causing substantial mortality and psychosocial morbidity. Challenges in recognition can delay the institution of appropriate management, whereas misdiagnosis may initiate pharmacologic interventions that adversely affect the condition's course. Pharmacotherapy remains the foundation of treatment. In addition to efficacy, tolerability is an important consideration in medication choice, particularly for long-term maintenance because of its impact on adherence. Mood stabilizers are the classic treatments for bipolar disorder. Newer agents such as atypical antipsychotics may offer efficacy and/or tolerability advantages compared with other medications. The role of antidepressants in bipolar disorder remains controversial. Growing evidence indicates that adjunctive psychosocial interventions improve long-term functioning; consequently, psychologists are becoming increasingly involved in the long-term care of patients with bipolar disorder. This review seeks to update psychologists and related healthcare professionals on recent advances and the current limitations in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder.

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jclp.20333

    View details for Web of Science ID 000243044600005

    View details for PubMedID 17115430

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