Bipolar Disorder Case Study

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What: The study of this research critically looked over the impact of group psychotherapy of the social therapy with children with pervasive developmental disorder. 39 children who were diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder participated in the study of homogeneous psychotherapy groups. The studied included 85% of boys. These boys ranged from the ages of 5-16 years old, however, the average age of the boys was a 9.2. Twelve of the participants of this study were Caucasion, twelve were Asian, twenty three were Hispanic, two were African American and lastly four of them were multiracial backgrounds (Tyminski; Moore, 2008).So the study was very diverse which was good for getting the most accurate information. The studied tests the social …show more content…
The studies show that group therapy actually works for the children with PDD across all races. Researchers have found that children with PDD have found that there is a huge increase with children and their health care cost. Researchers believe that there is a huge need for treatment for the children due to the biological factors, environmental conditions or diagnostic sensitivity (Tyminski; Moore, 2008). Children in the study demonstrated a cohert theory of …show more content…
The research consisted adjunctive psychosocial interventions and this research was taken strictly from randomized trials. The research has brought up questioning on whether or not psychotherapy in which is practiced in a community have the likely effects on the participants that have bipolar disorder with the samples of the study being so broad (Miklowitz; Wisniewski; Araga; Frank, 2006). The participants who were diagnosed with bipolar illness were drawn from the randomized sampling from the first 1,000 enrolles in the “Standard Care” study of STEP-BD between the course of two years, November 1999 through April 2002. In order to qualify for the STEP-BD these patients had to meet the DSM-IV criteria for bipolar 1 or 2 or even under the criteria of bipolar spectrum disorder (Miklowitz; Wisniewski; Araga; Frank,

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