The program's focus on circadian and biological rhythms speaks to all people, and its precise approach to interpersonal relationships helps keep the therapy immediately relevant and helpful to patients.
After having read your excellent book, I have started using IPSRT with some of my patients. The process is pleasant and the results are encouraging. It all makes so much sense to my patients.
Your book, Treating Bipolar Disorder, is fantastic. I see these cases every day and this book is a great help—it helps clarify what I am doing or should do.
Treating Bipolar Disorder: A Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy is available from the following: Guilford Press | Amazon.com | BN.com
I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the encouragement you gave me... After 21 years of being Bipolar, I have finally brought my illness under control. My biggest satisfaction comes from enjoying my family, making friends, and giving hope to members of my support group, showing them that there really is a light at the end of the tunnel.
It has long been my intuitive assumption that individuals with bipolar disorder, more than most, need a lot of structure and routine. I have a twin brother who is bipolar and has never sought ongoing psychiatric / medication management. He keeps himself relatively together by his rigid daily routine - one that he frankly gets panicky about if he has to break it for long.
Your findings help me understand how he has intuitively sought to keep himself sane.