ERIC Number: EJ803777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Clinical Implications in the Treatment of Mania: Reducing Risk Behavior in Manic Patients
Leahy, Robert L.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v12 n1 p89-98 Win 2005
Bipolar individuals engage in risky behavior during manic phases that contributes to their vulnerability to regret during their depressive phases. A cognitive model of risk assessment is proposed in which manic risk assessment is based on exaggeration of current and future resources, high utility for gains, low demands for information to assess risk, discounting of losses and regret, and overestimation of the ability to replicate behavior. Drawing on this manic model of decision-making, specific cognitive interventions are described that assist the manic individual in moderating risky behavior.
Descriptors: Risk, Patients, Depression (Psychology), Models, Evaluation, Decision Making Skills, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Counseling Techniques, Therapy
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