Cognitive-behavioral therapy for bipolar disorders in adolescents: a pilot study.

  title={Cognitive-behavioral therapy for bipolar disorders in adolescents: a pilot study.},
  author={Norah C Feeny and Carla Kmett Danielson and Lisa A Schwartz and E. Youngstrom and Robert L. Findling},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  volume={8 5 Pt 1},
OBJECTIVES To develop a cognitive behavioral intervention for adolescents with bipolar disorders, test its feasibility and preliminary efficacy. METHODS Based on existing research, a manualized, individually delivered cognitive behavioral intervention was developed and tested with adolescents with bipolar disorders as an adjunct to pharmacological treatment. Using existing data, baseline characteristics and outcome were compared to a matched group of eight adolescents with bipolar disorders… 

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