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Re: OCD as an example

Posted by alexandra_k on October 14, 2006, at 7:32:53

In reply to Re: OCD as an example alexandra_k, posted by Squiggles on October 13, 2006, at 6:42:56

> I think that most medical guidelines
> recommend medication for bipolar disorder
> maybe with therapy if available.

As I said, I'm not advocating that anybody stop taking their meds.

> Abstract This paper asserts that, contrary to the beliefs of many clinicians, patients with bipolar affective disorder often experience a deteriorating course characterized by pervasive social dysfunction. It reviews the literature, identifying a rationale for group psychotherapy as an adjunct to medication in the management of these chronic patients. It outlines a theoretical approach to bipolar group therapy, and presents a retrospective study comparing the course of 43 lithium-treated bipolar patients before and after entering bipolar groups. During the year in group therapy, bipolar patients displayed significant improvements in symptom relief as well as social functioning. It is proposed that group process enhances treatment with medication, providing benefits not evident with medication alone.

Sh*t... Now I've lost the damned reference. There is stuff on psychotherapy as adjunct for bi-polar.

> I have
> not seen many articles that prove the
> roller-coaster can be stopped through
> therapy in any book.

Sure. But then I haven't seen any articles saying that cellphones cause cancer either. Just because there is a lack of articles doesn't mean that cellphones don't cause cancer... The studies haven't been done. Maybe they will be one day but the trouble is not making people take drugs by law to see whether therapy can help them...

 

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