Journal article

Improving functional outcomes in early-stage bipolar disorder: The protocol for the REsearch into COgnitive and behavioural VERsatility trial

Sue M Cotton, Michael Berk, Henry Jackson, Greg Murray, Kate Filia, Melissa Hasty, Andrew Chanen, Christopher Davey, Barnaby Nelson, Aswin Ratheesh, Craig MacNeil

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: Young people with bipolar disorder (BD) commonly experience reduced quality of life, persistent symptoms and impaired functional recovery despite often superior school performance. Compromised long-term functioning can ensue. There is evidence that psychological therapies alongside pharmacology may be more efficacious earlier in the course of the disorder. Intervention in the early stages may thus reduce the burden and risk associated with BD and mitigate the impact of the disorder on normal developmental trajectories. To date, however, the availability of evidence-based psychological therapies for young people with early BD is limited. Furthermore, there are no large-scale randomized c..

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