ISBN 978-0-393-71146-2

James Phelps, MD (Author)

A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders

Not Fully Bipolar but Not Unipolar—Practical Management

Overview | Contents


    1: A Spectrum View Better Fits Reality, But What Happens to Diagnosis?

    2: Increasing Rigor and Improving Communication: Non-manic Markers and the Bipolarity Index

    3: Anxiety Is a Bipolar Symptom? Mixed States and the Overlapping Criteria Problem

    4: Bipolar or Borderline (or PTSD or ADHD)? Managing Difficult Distinctions and Comorbidities

    5: Getting Ready for Treatment: Principles, Practices, and Problems

    6: Psychotherapy for the Mid-Spectrum Patient: Selling Social Rhythm Therapy with Virtual Darkness

    7: Efficacy versus Tolerability: Why Lamotrigine Is the #1 Medication Option for Mid-Spectrum Mood Disorders

    8: Low-Dose Lithium Is a Different Drug and Better than Antipsychotics for Mid-Spectrum Patients

    9: Before Antipsychotics, More Options to Consider

    10: Managing Thyroid: Not to Be Left to Primary Care or Endocrinology

    11: Antipsychotics: Which and When from a Mood Spectrum View

    12: Antidepressants: Four Controversies and Nine Solutions

    Appendix A: Bipolar Disorders, Politics, and Religion

    Appendix B: Overdiagnosis, Predictive Value, and Screening Tests

    Appendix C: Non-Medication Approaches to Treatment