New Book on Bipolar Disorder Released: "Clinicians Guide to Bipolar Disorder," by David J. Miklowitz and Michael J. Gitlin

Guilford Publications has just released "Clinician's Guide to Bipolar Disorder: Integrating Pharmacology and Psychotherapy," by David J. Miklowitz and Michael J. Gitlin, both Professors of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine.  Dr. Miklowitz directs the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program, and Dr. Gitlin the Adult Mood Disorders program at UCLA. The book can be purchased at a 20% discount at:

http://www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=pr/miklowitz5.htm&add_promo=2E

This much-needed volume gives clinicians essential strategies for managing the complexities of bipolar disorder and tailoring treatment to each patient's changing needs. Highly readable, accessible, and pragmatic, the book provides expert guidance on critically important treatment questions. It addresses which medications to try and at what dosages, what psychosocial interventions are most helpful at different phases of the illness, how to continually monitor and fine-tune treatment to keep patients functioning well, and how to involve family members productively. The authors draw on state-of-the-art research as well as extensive clinical experience as a psychotherapist and a psychopharmacologist. Vivid case material is included throughout.