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The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry Editors: Deborah J. Hales, M.D. and Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D.
CLINICAL SYNTHESIS  |  July 1, 2014
Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder in Adults

Although pharmacotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for bipolar disorder, medication offers only partial relief for patients. This review summarizes the available data on psychotherapy for adults with bipolar disorder.

CLINICAL SYNTHESIS  |  July 1, 2014
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Next Generation of Treatments

CBT has been established as an empirically supported treatment for virtually any mental disorder and has usually been conducted in face-to-face individual or group format. In recent years, newer CBT treatments have been developed, including meta-cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and other transdiagnostic treatments.

CLINICAL SYNTHESIS  |  July 1, 2014
Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Healing with a Relational Focus

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on relationship stressors and ways to adaptively engage with social supports. With its clear clinical guidelines, therapist- and patient-friendly approach, and data supporting its effectiveness, IPT is easily integrated into mental health care to help patients with mood or eating disorders and interpersonal problems.

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