Black Dog Institute Founder releases new edition of Bipolar II book
Published: 4 February, 2019
Professor Gordon Parker AO’s seminal guide on Bipolar II disorder will be released this month, featuring new contributions from leading experts in the field.
Bipolar II Disorder: Modelling, Measuring and Managing (Third Edition; Cambridge University Press) is the only academic and clinical management text focused entirely on bipolar II disorder.
Bipolar II disorder remains poorly understood and largely undertreated, with the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. While clinical management of the disorder can see great success, it is often misdiagnosed or not optimally managed.
Once dismissed as ‘bipolar lite’, there has been increased recognition of the unique pathology of the condition in recent years, prompting the need for updated clinical management and diagnostic tools to reflect current research on the topic.
With new chapters such as the perinatal management of the condition and identifying limitations to clinical treatment, as well as personal reflections from global experts on key management issues, this latest edition is a reference book for clinical practice, the academic community and mental health consumers and their families.
Professor Gordon Parker AO is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales and is the founder and former Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute.
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Bipolar II Disorder: Modelling, Measuring and Managing will be available for purchase from 14 February at Cambridge University Press.
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