Bipolar disorder is an often-complex disorder that requires many different types of knowledge and expertise to treat. Effective treatment is usually collaborative and multidisciplinary; so too was the writing of this guide. We have stated authorship as the “Bipolar Clinic Staff” to reflect our commitment to collaboration. For the record, the contributors to the guide include Sagar Parikh, MD, FRCPC; Carol Parker, MSW, RSW; Robert Cooke, MD, FRCPC; Stephanie Krüger, MD; Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC; Alice Kusznir, OT, MEd; and Christina Bartha, MSW, RSW. Additional input was provided by Lynnette Ashton, Mary Damianakis, Deborah Mancini and Lisa Zetes-Zanatta.
The authors would like to pay special tribute to our patients, clients and their families who, through their openness, have taught us so much. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the patients, clients and family members who gave so generously of their time in reviewing the manuscript and who provided their thoughtful comments and suggestions.
This revised edition was reviewed by Dr. Hagen Rampes.