The divelopmental considerations for psychological treatement of first episode bipolar disorder

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serval:BIB_E57EF796CFB7
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Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
Publication sub-type
Abstract (Abstract): shot summary in a article that contain essentials elements presented during a scientific conference, lecture or from a poster.
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Publications
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Title
The divelopmental considerations for psychological treatement of first episode bipolar disorder
Author(s)
Hasty M. K., Macneil C., Kader Linda, Lucas Nellie, Berk Michael, Conus Philippe
ISBN
0920-9964
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2006
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
86
Series
Schizophrenia Research
Pages
141
Language
english
Notes
SAPHIRID:62932
Abstract
The onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood. This time is widely recognised as an important developmental stage associated with tasks including individuation from the family, consolidation of identity, moving out of home, gaining financial independence, finding employment or engaging in study, and the development of sexual and peer relationships. Therefore it is crucial that clinicians working with young people maintain a strong awareness of the profound impact that bipolar disorder can have on a person's developmental trajectory and also how developmental issues may affect an individual's presentation and engagement in treatment. This poster will provide data on developmental characteristics and issues relevant to a cohort of young people treated for first episode mania at the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre in Melbourne. The implications of these characteristics for treatment will be discussed. We believe that existing psychological treatments for bipolar disorder require significant modification, and specifically that greater attention should be paid to developmental issues, to make these interventions applicable to young individuals who are in the early stages of the illness.
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