›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (10): 1575-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2015.10.029

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 Group psychotherapy for bipolar disorder

SUN Xia, YUAN Cheng-mei   

  1. Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai200030, China
  • Online:2015-10-20 Published:2015-12-22
  • Supported by:

    Biomedical Engineering Cross Research Foundation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, YG2011MS37; Project for Public Health Young Scientists Studying Abroad of Shanghai Health Bureau, GWHW201202; Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 12XJ20039; Medicine Guidance Project of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, 124119a8602; National Key Technology Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China in the “12th Five-year Plan”, 2012BAI01B04


Bipolar disorder is a common chronic mood disorder that is apt to recur, for which group psychotherapy can be introduced to assist the drug therapy. This paper reviews applications and effects of existing group psychotherapies for the treatment of bipolar disorder and briefly discusses problems in current studies.

Key words: bipolar disorder, depression, mania, group psychotherapy