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Patient resources

Lakshmi N Yatham and Gin S Malhi

in Bipolar Disorder

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199562305
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607396 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199562305.003.0009

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

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• Bipolar disorder often necessitates long-term management. A collaborative approach to management, based on a sound therapeutic relationship, will facilitate engagement and help optimize treatment outcomes • Patients should be encouraged to take an active role in the management of their own illness and receive psychoeducation about the illness and available treatments options • There are many facets to managing bipolar disorder and patients are likely to be involved in a range of services by a variety of professionals. Every effort should be made to work cohesively and maintain good communication across all parties • Patients should be facilitated to access and utilize available resources including peer-support organisations and online resources.

Chapter.  1329 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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