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Bipolar Disorder

Individuals who have bipolar disorder experience significant fluctuations in their mood. Manic or hypomanic episodes are ‘highs’ and depressive episodes are ‘lows’. The term ‘bipolar’ refers to the way that mood can change between the two extremes. Different types of bipolar disorder are diagnosed depending upon which combination of mood states are experienced.

  • Assessment Tools For Adult Bipolar Disorder | Miller, Johnson, Eisner | 2009
  • Bipolar Recovery Questionnaire | Jones, Mulligan, Higginson, Dunn, Morrison | 2013
    • Scale  download  archived copy
    • Jones, S., Mulligan, L. D., Higginson, S., Dunn, G., & Morrison, A. P. (2013). The bipolar recovery questionnaire: psychometric properties of a quantitative measure of recovery experiences in bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders147(1-3), 34-43. download archived copy
  • Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder | Vieta | 2014
  • Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) | Hirschfield, Williams, Spitzer, Calabrese, Flynn, Keck, Lewis, McElroy, Post, Rapport, Russel, Sachs, Zajecka | 2000
    • Scale download archived copy
    • Hirschfeld, R. M., Williams, J. B., Spitzer, R. L., Calabrese, J. R., Flynn, L., Keck Jr, P. E., … & Russell, J. M. (2000). Development and validation of a screening instrument for bipolar spectrum disorder: the Mood Disorder Questionnaire. American Journal of Psychiatry157(11), 1873-1875. download

Treatment guides

  • Bipolar disorder: assessment and management: clinical guideline | National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) | 2014 download  archived copy
  • Understanding bipolar disorder: why some people experience extreme mood states and what can help | British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) | 2010 download archived copy

Managing bipolar disorder

  • Overview of Bipolar Disorder download
  • Treatment Options download
  • Self Monitoring download
  • Behavioural Strategies for Managing Depression download
  • Cognitive Strategies for Managing Depression download
  • Cognitive Strategies for Preventing Mania download
  • Behavioural Strategies for Preventing Mania download
  • Coping with Stressors download
  • Cognitive behavioural treatment of bipolar disorder | Michael Otto download archived copy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder | Culver | 2009 download archived copy
  • Psychotherapy for bipolar disorder | Tomkins download archived copy
  • Recovery focused CBT for bipolar disorder | Steven Jones youtube
  • Diagnostic challenges: bipolar disorders and other mood disorders | Wang | 2008  download  archived copy
  • Juruena, M. F. P. (2012). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for the bipolar disorder patients. In Standard and Innovative Strategies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. InTech.  download archived copy
  • Mansell, W. (2007). An integrative formulation‐based cognitive treatment of bipolar disorders: Application and illustration. Journal of clinical psychology63(5), 447-461. download  archived copy

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