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David J. Miklowitz, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, and Senior Clinical Researcher at Oxford University, United Kingdom. He directs the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program and the Integrative Study Center in Mood Disorders at the UCLA Semel Institute. Dr. Miklowitz is a recipient of the Distinguished Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Mogens Schou Award for Research from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, and the Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award from the Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance. His numerous publications include Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach and the bestselling self-help resource The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Second Edition.
Michael J. Gitlin, MD, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is Director of the Adult Division in the Department of Psychiatry. He is also Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Dr. Gitlin is the author of many scientific articles and book chapters as well as two editions of The Psychotherapist's Guide to Psychopharmacology. His awards include the Distinguished Educator Award from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, the Teacher of the Year Award from Psychiatric Times, the Dadone Clinical Teaching Award from the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
Table of Contents
1. An Integrated Approach to Bipolar Disorder 2. Bipolar Disorder: The Basics 3. The Intake Evaluation 4. Treatment of Acute Mania and Hypomania 5. Pharmacological Treatment of Bipolar Depression 6. Pharmacological Maintenance Treatment 7. Psychosocial Treatment for Recovery and Maintenance 8. Dealing with Medication Nonadherence 9. Bipolar Disorder, Pregnancy, and the Postpartum Period 10. Bipolar Disorder and Suicide 11. Strategic Interventions in Challenging Situations: Comorbidity and the Use of Split Treatment Appendix A. Resources for Clinicians and Patients Appendix B. Medication Names and Classes