Combining cognitive therapy with medication in bipolar disorder

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Combining cognitive therapy with medication in bipolar disorder

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dc.contributor.author Watkins, E.R en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter (at the time of publication, the author was at the Institute of Psychiatry, London) en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-03T12:28:24Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T12:00:52Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:55:39Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Although mood stabilisers have substantially improved the treatment of bipolar disorder, recent studies suggest that treatment with lithium is not as effective as originally claimed. Furthermore, patients still have high rates of relapse even when prescribed medication. Recent research has shown that poor coping strategies in response to bipolar prodromes and disruptions of sleep and social routines increase the risk of relapse. Combining a psychosocial approach with medication may improve the rate of relapse prevention. Cognitive therapy teaches patients better self-monitoring and coping skills and is therefore an appropriate means of minimising psychosocial risk factors for relapse. Recent randomised controlled trials suggest that combined medication and cognitive therapy significantly reduce bipolar relapse compared with medication alone. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Advances in Psychiatric Treatment (2003), Vol 9, pp.110-116 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/38505 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher The Royal College of Psychiatrists en_GB
dc.relation.url http://apt.rcpsych.org/ en_GB
dc.subject cognitive therapy en_GB
dc.subject medication en_GB
dc.subject bipolar disorder en_GB
dc.title Combining cognitive therapy with medication in bipolar disorder en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-10-03T12:28:24Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T12:00:52Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:55:39Z
dc.identifier.issn 1355-5146 en_GB
dc.description Reproduced with permission of the publisher. Copyright © 2008 The Royal College of Psychiatrists. en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1472-1481 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment en_GB


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