What Would Digital Early Intervention for Bipolar Disorder Look Like? Theoretical and Translational Considerations for Future Therapies

There are growing calls for the development of early intervention/preventative interventions for young people identified to be at risk of bipolar disorder (BD), and digital delivery appears to be a strong candidate delivery method. To date, no such interventions exist, and the aim of this perspective paper is to advance the literature by reviewing theoretical issues related to early intervention in BD, and introducing a framework for design of feasible, acceptable and effective online psychosocial interventions for this population. It is concluded that, by adopting an appropriate transdiagnostic and humanistic framework, and recognising emerging tenets of digital psychotherapy development, testable online interventions for young people at risk of BD are within reach.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Authors: Robinson H, Jones S, Fanshawe T, Lobban F Abstract Psychological models of bipolar disorder (BD), such as the Self Regulation Model (SRM; Leventhal, Nerenz &Steele, 1984), highlight the crucial role of beliefs about mood in relapse vulnerability. To date, no studies have directly compared these beliefs between people with and without BD. Based on the SRM, the current research examined beliefs about mood in people with and without BD, and explored the impact of current affect on these beliefs. Fifty euthymic people with a diagnosis of BD and fifty controls were recruited through an online screening stud...
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