What does psychoeducation for bipolar disorder consist of?

Psychoeducation has a primary goal of educating a patient and their named supports about the disorder, its biological underpinnings, its course, and guideline concordant care including psychotropic medications. Patients usually work to identify their early warning signs for manic or depressive episodes and common triggers for symptoms, enhancing knowledge and preparation for future episodes. They also learn about treatments, stress management, substance abuse avoidance, lifestyle regularity (e.g., consistent routines), coping with consequences of past and future episodes, interpersonal functioning, low-level symptoms that persist between full mood episodes, and improving overall quality of life.

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