Intensive psychosocial intervention enhances functioning in patients with bipolar depression: results from a 9-month randomized controlled trial.

TitleIntensive psychosocial intervention enhances functioning in patients with bipolar depression: results from a 9-month randomized controlled trial.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMiklowitz, 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
JournalThe American journal of psychiatry
Volume164
Issue9
Pagination1340-7
Date Published2007 Sep
ISSN0002-953X
KeywordsAdult, 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
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1038/npp.2011.192
Alternate JournalAm J Psychiatry