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Book Review

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families, 2nd ed

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These 2 delightful volumes are written for patients andrelatives of patients, although their information also wouldmake them of interest to medical students and psychiatricresidents. There is considerable overlap in topics—bothhave discussions of the brain and neurotransmitters, a reviewof medications used to treat depression, a reviewof psychotherapies used to treat these disorders, and a discussionof other treatments including ECT, transcranialmagnetic stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation. Bothvolumes include up-to-date information on newer antidepressantsas well as other psychopharmacologic treatments,such as neuroleptics and mood stabilizers.’ ‹’ ‹

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