Edition 1
By C. Raymond Lake

Publication Date: 30 Apr 2021

It is estimated that as many as fifty percent of patients initially diagnosed with major Unipolar depression (UP, MDD) will subsequently incur a manic episode or discover a past subtle episode and will have had Bipolar depression rather than MDD. The average Bipolar individual suffers with episodic symptoms for ten years before receiving an accurate diagnosis. As many as 16 million individuals in the United States will have a Bipolar episode in their lives, diagnosed or not. With the recognition of these growing numbers of patients with a Bipolar Disorder, it is imperative that patients are diagnosed and treated earlier, accurately and efficiently.   Untreated Bipolar usually gets worse.

Bipolar aims to improve recognition, acceptance, and compliance. Dr. C. Raymond Lake applies two different approaches , comprehensive research and case studies, to the understanding of Bipolar Disorders,  presenting basic, selected Bipolar data including history, diagnostic criteria, definitions of terms, and classifications, as well as management and treatment strategies to help the reader fully comprehend the disorder. In addition, case studies provide the reader with real-life examples to help increase recognition of various Bipolar presentations beyond the stark black-and-white diagnostic criteria of the DSM and ICD.

Key Features

  • Explains differences between Bipolar and Unipolar Disorders
  • Provides crucial information on psychotherapy and mood-stabilizing medications as treatment options
  • Demonstrates diagnostic interviewing for physicians and patients
  • Discusses differential diagnoses for Bipolar
  • Includes difficult-to-diagnose case studies of various presentations in Bipolar
About the author
By C. Raymond Lake, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas Health Systems, Kansas City, KS, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Chapter Summaries2. The Spectrum of Mood Disorders: Bipolar I, Bipolar II, and Unipolar3. A 2,000-year History of Bipolar4. Bipolar Is a Neurogenetic Disease of the Brain, Not a Psychological Condition5. The Disaster of a Missed Diagnosis; How It Happens6. The Introduction of "Schizophrenia" Deprived Bipolar Patients of Proper Care; a History7. The Diagnosis of Bipolar Recovers from the 1970s to the Present; the Continuum Concept Ends the Kraepelinian Dichotomy and "Schizophrenia"8. Psychotic Mood Disorders Are Disorders of Thought and Mood; A Damaged Brain Selective-Attention Filter Explains Psychotic Manic Thought9. Paranoid Delusions Explained by Manic Grandiosity and the Guilt of Depression; There Is No "Schizophrenia"10. The Differential Diagnoses for Bipolar11. Difficult-to-Diagnose Case Studies Demonstrating Wide Variations in Presentations12. Psychotic Perpetrators of Violence, Murder, and Mass Murder Are Bipolar13. The Initial Diagnostic Interview for Physicians and Patients14. Treatment of Bipolar: What to Expect; How to Manage the Chaos15. Conclusions and Future Considerations for Bipolar

Book details
ISBN: 9780128192566
Page Count: 570
Retail Price : £115.00
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Researchers and graduate students in psychology studying bipolar disorder. Psychologists and psychiatrists treating patients with bipolar disorder