Bipolar disorder a family focused treatment approach

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Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach by David J. Miklowitz

Arguing that bipolar disorder strongly affects the functioning of families and marriages, and, in turn, that family functioning affects the course of bipolar disorder, this accessible book details a unique family-focused psychoeducational treatment approach. This 9-month outpatient program teaches patients and families to understand manic-depression and to communicate and solve practical problems related to the illness. The authors present a complete treatment manual, grounded in extensive research, that guides clinicians step-by-step from assessment to termination. Throughout, the books utility is enhanced by clinical case material, session vignettes, and reproducible client handouts.*

*NOTE ABOUT PHOTOCOPY RIGHTS: The publisher grants to individual purchasers of this book nonassignable permission to reproduce most handouts in this book for clinical use. See copyright page for details.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content. Miklowitz and Teresa L. Richards and Richard L. Miklowitz , Teresa L. This study used a randomized, controlled design to examine a 9-month, manual-based program of family-focused psychoeducational treatment FFT.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. - The course of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents is highly recurrent and impairing. This article describes the adaptation of family-focused treatment FFT for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

Levels of familial expressed emotion during an acute episode are consistently associated with rates of recurrence among bipolar patients. This article briefly reviews the evidence for expressed emotion EE as a prognostic indicator and then illustrates family-focused treatment FFT with adults and adolescents suffering from bipolar disorder. FFT is a time-limited, modularized treatment consisting of psychoeducation, communication enhancement training, and problem-solving skills. Controlled trials indicate that FFT is an efficacious adjunct to pharmacotherapy for patients with bipolar disorder. We describe its recent application to early onset bipolar patients and include a clinical vignette. The early onset form is characterized by frequent mixed episodes, continuous cycling, suicidality, psychosis, and comorbidity with disruptive, attention deficit hyperactivity, anxiety, and substance-misuse disorders.

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