Early intervention for adolescents at high risk for the development of bipolar disorder: pilot study of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT).

@article{Goldstein2014EarlyIF,
  title={Early intervention for adolescents at high risk for the development of bipolar disorder: pilot study of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT).},
  author={Tina R Goldstein and Rachael K Fersch-Podrat and David Axelson and Alison Gilbert and Stefanie A Hlastala and Boris B Birmaher and Ellen Frank},
  journal={Psychotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={180-9}
}
Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) delays bipolar disorder (BP) recurrence in adults by stabilizing daily routines and sleep/wake cycles. Because adolescence is a key developmental stage for illness onset and altered social and sleep patterns, this period may prove optimal for intervention with adolescents at-risk for BP. We describe a treatment development trial of IPSRT for adolescents at-risk for BP by virtue of a positive family history. Adolescents with a first-degree relative… CONTINUE READING