Bipolar disorder often produces many symptoms and consequences, and so often needs many types of treatment, both medication and psychotherapy. The major forms of psychotherapy studied in bipolar disorder are Psychoeducation (teaching key illness management techniques), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy, and Family-Focussed Therapy.
Each of these approaches has some value, but:
How do they differ?
How does a person choose a therapy?
What is the role of more general psychotherapy?
During this presentation, Dr. Sagar Parikh provides a clear summary about each of the major psychotherapy treatments, how they compare in terms of research studies, and how they compare in terms of style and practicality. Some tips on how to choose a therapist are also highlighted.