The author, after a thorough inquiry on the latest research referring to cognitive impairment associated to bipolar disorder - completely undervalued until recently - sets out a review of the various psychotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of this widespread condition. Theoretical foundations, methods of intervention, strengths and exclusion criteria of each technique are presented in a comprehensive, albeit synthetic, mode. Extensive bibliography allows further laboration into the presented topics. The author, based on the data shown, concludes for the indisputable usefulness of various forms of psychotherapy in addition to pharmacotherapy in the treatment of all bipolar spectrum conditions, in any phase of the illness.
Keywords: Bipolar Disorder; Psychotherapy; Cognitive Impairment; Therapeutic Approach.