Psychoeducational psychotherapy (PEP) for children with bipolar disorder: Two case studies

Jarrod M. Leffler, Mary A. Fristad, Nicole M. Klaus

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Abstract

Treatments for children with bipolar disorder are limited. Psychosocial interventions are considered essential to improve overall functioning, but evidence-based treatments are scarce. We present results from 2 children treated with an expanded version of individual family psychoeducational psychotherapy (PEP; Fristad, 2006). Children's Global Assessment Scale scores and 3 of 4 mood scales improved after treatment. Parents and children reported improved family interactions. Parental attitudes toward treatment improved. Consumer evaluations indicated parents and children found the intervention length to be appropriate; benefits were noted in child and family functioning and interfacing with the child's school. Additional evaluation of PEP appears warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-286
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Family Psychotherapy
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • bipolar disorder
  • children
  • psychoeducation
  • treatment

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Psychoeducational psychotherapy (PEP) for children with bipolar disorder : Two case studies. / Leffler, Jarrod M.; Fristad, Mary A.; Klaus, Nicole M.

In: Journal of Family Psychotherapy, Vol. 21, No. 4, 10.2010, p. 269-286.

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Leffler, Jarrod M. ; Fristad, Mary A. ; Klaus, Nicole M. / Psychoeducational psychotherapy (PEP) for children with bipolar disorder : Two case studies. In: Journal of Family Psychotherapy. 2010 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 269-286.
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