Clinical implications in the treatment of mania: Reducing risk behavior in manic patients Report uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Child Development
  • Cognition
  • Economics
  • Human Rights
  • Social Justice


  • 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. Copyright © 2005 by Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.

publication date

  • December 2005



  • Report


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1077-7229(05)80043-4

Additional Document Info

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  • 89

end page

  • 98


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