Treatment of Bipolar Illness: A Casebook for Clinicians and Patients (Hardcover)

Treatment of Bipolar Illness: A Casebook for Clinicians and Patients By Robert M. Post, M.D., Gabriele S. Leverich Cover Image

Treatment of Bipolar Illness: A Casebook for Clinicians and Patients (Hardcover)


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“Robert Post is one of the modern pioneers and towering figures in the investigation and treatment of bipolar illness. This volume is a master class in bipolar disorder.”—Russell T. Joffe, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School.

This landmark work, based on years of systematic clinical trials and observations at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and elsewhere, is the definitive clinical resource on patients with difficult-to-treat bipolar disorder. In the most comprehensive compendium to date, Post and Leverich, both veteran clinicians and expert researchers on bipolar disorder, take a broad, long-term view of the illness rather than simply looking at the short-term manic episodes that so traditionally typify the disorder. In doing so, they present and authoritative primer on the life course and treatment of bipolar disorder, including issues of remission, recurrence, and the nuances so critical to effective clinical decision-making in protracted treatment. Presenting over 60 individual case studies covering a broad range of patients and treatment approaches, Post and Leverich equip clinicians with countless examples to draw on when working with patients in their own practices.
Robert M. Post, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington University, and Penn State College of Medicine, and Head of the Bipolar Collaborative Network. For 37 years he worked at NIMH studying and treating treatment-resistant unipolar and bipolar patients.

Gabriele S. Leverich, LCSW, BCD, was Head of Longitudinal Studies in the Biological Psychiatry Branch at NIMH, and is a Principal Investigator in the Bipolar Collaborative Network.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393705379
ISBN-10: 0393705374
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 17th, 2008
Pages: 670
Language: English
[A]n excellent resource for practicing clinicians, who will identify many of their patients in the richly described cases...
— The American Journal of Psychiatry

[A]uthoritative, unique, and well-written…..Clinicians, students, residents, and experts knowledgeable in bipolar illness will appreciate the authors’ clarity and perspective.
— Alan Gruenberg - Psychological Medicine

[B]rings both doctor and patient onto the same page—a rare yet critical accomplishment.
— Psychiatric Services

[T]he most up-to-date, comprehensive visual teaching guide…currently available….It should be recommended reading for resident psychiatrists and general practitioners and will be an invaluable literary resource….should be a standard textbook for every young clinician and researcher aiming to develop expertise in bipolar disorder.
— Journal of Psychiatric Practice

The authors] have done a major service to the field, sharing their insights gleaned from years of experience in the trenches.
— Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

This work sets a new standard that should transform the day-to-day care of
these patients and their families. It is a clinical masterpiece that would be hard to
— Hagop S. Akiskal, M.D., Professor and Director of International Mood Center, University of California at San Diego