Special Issue "Management of Bipolar Disorder"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2021).
Interests: Psychopharmacology; Bipolar disorder; depression; Psychoimunology; Psychosomatics; Schizophrenia (treatment); Addiction (treatment)
About 2% of people worldwide suffer from bipolar disorder, and up to 5% from bipolar spectrum disorders. Symptoms often begin in later childhood or adolescence but remain undetected or misdiagnosed for 10 years or longer. During this time, patients have to deal with symptoms and mood changes while they are starting their career and trying to build up a family. They often do not receive specific treatment or psychosocial support, and some patients remain misdiagnosed and/or untreated for life. Later on, cognitive impairment and other subsyndromal chronic symptoms might affect patients’ daily life and have to be differentiated from other causes of cognitive disturbances.
The aim of this Special Issue is to invite researchers to submit scientific and clinical work on relevant clinical aspects of bipolar disorder over the lifespan. Especially, studies focused on the handling of symptoms in daily life, specific aspects of diagnosis and treatment in younger and older patients, as well as gender aspects and long-term changes such as cognitive disturbances or subsyndromal symptoms are welcome. Articles dealing with issues related to working with bipolar disorder, family aspects, role of support groups, and issues emerging when special groups such as physicians, psychiatrists, or psychologists suffer from bipolar disorders will be included in this Special Issue.
Prof. Martin Schäfer
Prof. Heinz Grunze
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Bipolar disorder in daily life
- Diagnosis and diagnostic problems
- Long term treatment
- Subsyndromal symptoms
- Cognitive disturbances and chronicity of symptoms
- Working with bipolar disorders
- Concepts of support groups
- Bipolar disorder in older life
- Health workers with bipolar disorders