Bipolar Disorder Symptoms Lessened by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is effective in patients with bipolar disorder in decreasing the relapse rate and improving symptoms of depression and mania severity, as well as psychosocial functioning, according to a study published in PLOS One.1

CBT is the non-pharmaceutical intervention of choice for patients with depression and anxiety, and randomised controlled trials published in the last 10 years have acknowledged the potential benefits of CBT as an adjunct to mood stabilisers for symptom relief, relapse prevention, and enhanced drug adherence.9,15 A previous meta-analysis described the short-term efficacy of CBT in lowering the relapse rate of bipolar disorder.19

Bipolar Disorder Symptoms Lessened by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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