Cognitive-behavioural therapy for bipolar disorder.

  title={Cognitive-behavioural therapy for bipolar disorder.},
  author={Jan Scott and Eugene S. Paykel and Richard Morriss and Richard P. Bentall and Peter Kinderman and Tony M. Johnson and Rosemary Abbott and Hazel Hayhurst},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
(a) Dr Lam seems to misinterpret the nature and purpose of pragmatic trials. It is not a matter, as he suggests, simply of appropriate outcome measures, which should be a feature of all trials. Pragmatic trials are intended to test therapies in the practical circumstances of everyday clinical settings, using large multicentre samples (Hotopf et al, 1999). Most previous trials of therapies for bipolar disorders were single-centre efficacy studies designed to try out new interventions in… CONTINUE READING

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