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OLIVEIRA, IRonaldo Rodrigues de; KUHN, Diana; RIGOLI, Marcelo Montagner  and  BUCKER, Joana. Contributions and Main Interventions of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Aletheia [online]. 2019, vol.52, n.2, pp. 157-165. ISSN 1413-0394.

This study aims to investigate the contributions of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder and to focus on specific aspects of the interventions performed in the treatment. This papper consists of a narrative review on this theme. The bibliographic search was conducted through the pubmed and google academic sites. The results showed that Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy assists in the prevention of relapses, shorter episodes of mood, fewer hospitalizations and less variability of manic symptoms. Among the main techniques used, psychoeducation seems to be the most used and effective in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. However, pharmacotherapy is still considered the main treatment choice.

Keywords : Bipolar disorder; Cognitive behavioral therapy; Psychoeducation.

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