Intensive psychosocial intervention enhances functioning in patients with bipolar depression: results from a 9-month randomized controlled trial.
|Title||Intensive psychosocial intervention enhances functioning in patients with bipolar depression: results from a 9-month randomized controlled trial.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Miklowitz, DJ, Otto MW, Frank E, Reilly-Harrington NA, Kogan JN, Sachs GS, Thase ME, Calabrese JR, Marangell LB, Ostacher MJ, Patel J, Thomas MR, Araga M, Gonzalez JM, Wisniewski SR|
|Journal||The American journal of psychiatry|
|Date Published||2007 Sep|
|Keywords||Adult, Age of Onset, Ambulatory Care, Anticonvulsants, Antidepressive Agents, Antipsychotic Agents, Behavior Therapy, Bipolar disorder, Combined Modality Therapy, family therapy, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Health Status, Humans, Lithium Compounds, Male, Middle Aged, Psychotherapy, Psychotropic Drugs, Recurrence, Treatment Outcome|
Psychosocial interventions are effective adjuncts to pharmacotherapy in delaying recurrences of bipolar disorder; however, to date their effects on life functioning have been given little attention. In a randomized trial, the authors examined the impact of intensive psychosocial treatment plus pharmacotherapy on the functional outcomes of patients with bipolar disorder over the 9 months following a depressive episode.
|Alternate Journal||Am J Psychiatry|