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Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry

versão impressa ISSN 1516-4446versão On-line ISSN 1809-452X

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MACHADO-VIEIRA, Rodrigo; SANTIN, Aida  e  SOARES, Jair C. The multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of bipolar disorder: an overview. Rev. Bras. Psiquiatr. [online]. 2004, vol.26, suppl.3, pp.51-53. ISSN 1809-452X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1516-44462004000700012.

Bipolar disorder is a chronic and recurrent disorder, and many factors have been associated with its course and prognosis. Dysfunction in social, professional or family life has been correlated with poor outcomes and increased risk of relapse and recurrence, especially when the patient does not adhere to the treatment regimen. Within the last decade, new treatments, intended to promote better adherence and minimize the risk of morbidity or hospitalization, have been tested. The multidisciplinary team approach attempts to educate patients and their families about such factors. Herein, we evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of this approach in applying the various psychosocial interventions employed in the treatment of bipolar disorder. The objective of this approach is early identification of prodromal symptoms in order to prevent hospitalization and behavioral dysfunction.

Palavras-chave : Bipolar disorder [psychology]; Bipolar disorder [therapy]; Mood disorders; Patient compliance; Recurrence [prevention & control]; Patient education; Family; Social support; Patient care team.

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