Journal article

An evidence map of psychosocial interventions for the earliest stages of bipolar disorder

Martine Vallarino, Chantal Henry, Bruno Etain, Lillian J Gehue, Craig Macneil, Elizabeth M Scott, Angelo Barbato, Philippe Conus, Stefanie A Hlastala, Mary Fristad, David J Miklowitz, Jan Scott

LANCET PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder are three of the four most burdensome problems in people aged under 25 years. In psychosis and depression, psychological interventions are effective, low-risk, and high-benefit approaches for patients at high risk of first-episode or early-onset disorders. We review the use of psychological interventions for early-stage bipolar disorder in patients aged 15-25 years. Because previous systematic reviews had struggled to identify information about this emerging sphere of research, we used evidence mapping to help us identify the extent, distribution, and methodological quality of evidence because the gold standard approaches were only slightly inf..

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