Bipolar spectrum disorders

Publication Title: 
Clinical Psychology Review

Comorbid anxiety is common in bipolar spectrum disorders [BPSD], and is associated with poor outcomes. Its clinical relevance is highlighted by the "anxious distress specifier" in the revised criteria for Bipolar Disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5th Edition [DSM-5]. This article reviews evidence for the effectiveness of psychological therapy for anxiety in adults with BPSD (bipolar I, II, not otherwise specified, cyclothymia, and rapid cycling disorders). A systematic search yielded 22 treatment studies that included an anxiety-related outcome measure.

Author(s): 
Stratford, Hannah J.
Cooper, Myra J.
Di Simplicio, Martina
Blackwell, Simon E.
Holmes, Emily A.
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