Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Br J Psychiatry. 2008 Jan;192(1):5-11. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.107.037887.

Psychosocial interventions for the prevention of relapse in bipolar disorder: systematic review of controlled trials.

Author information

  • 1Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Pharmacological interventions alone do not provide sufficient benefit for some individuals with bipolar disorder.

AIMS:

To determine the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for the prevention of relapse in bipolar disorder.

METHOD:

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials were conducted.

RESULTS:

Cognitive-behavioural therapy or group psychoeducation may be effective for relapse prevention in stable individuals. Family therapy was no more or less effective than individual psychosocial therapy or crisis management. There is no evidence that care management or integrated group therapy is effective in the prevention of relapse.

CONCLUSIONS:

Cognitive-behavioural therapy, group psychoeducation and possibly family therapy may be beneficial as adjuncts to pharmacological maintenance treatments.

PMID:
18174500
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk