Psychotherapy aids bipolar treatment

By Bruce Bower, 15:56 PM April 15, 2008

Psychotherapy enhances emotional stability in people receiving standard medications for bipolar disorder, a new study finds.

Scientists earlier reported that only about one-quarter of bipolar patients receiving mood-stabilizing drugs get substantially better, whether or not they also take antidepressant medication (SN: 3/31/07, p. 196: Available to subscribers at Bipolar Surprise: Mood disorder endures antidepressant setback).

The same researchers, led by psychologist David Miklowitz of the Un...

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