Bipolar Disorder: The Upswing in Research and Treatment (European Foundation for Psychiatry at the Maudsley)
By Colm McDonald, Katja Schulze, Robin Murray, Padraig Wright
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Number Of Pages: 200
Publication Date: 2005-06-07
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1841845019
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781841845012
This book focuses on the recent surge in research into the pathogenesis and treatment of bipolar disorder, and critically analyses the evidence supporting many of the conventional opinions about the disease. Chapters by leading basic science and clinical researchers from North America and Europe address issues including the very nature of the disease (psychological disorder or brain disease), the role of genetics, the role of cortisol, and the effects of long-term treatment. Based on lectures presented as part of the second European Foundation for Psychiatry at the Maudsley (EFPM) meeting, this book will stimulate discussion and debate on novel views and will question the dogmas of existing practice.