Practical considerations for the development of a psychoeducation programme: lessons from the Cardiff experience

Smith, D.J. and Young, A.H. (2013) Practical considerations for the development of a psychoeducation programme: lessons from the Cardiff experience. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 127(S442), pp. 25-28. (doi:10.1111/acps.12121)

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Abstract

Bipolar disorder is characterised by episodes of depression and mania or hypomania. Most patients tend to experience predominantly chronic depressive symptoms or recurrent depressive episodes with the result that bipolar depression can be misdiagnosed as major depressive disorder. This can lead to inappropriate medication choices and increased healthcare costs (1, 2). Psychoeducational interventions for bipolar disorder – particularly group interventions – that are delivered alongside medication, are known to be effective in reducing rates of relapse and can have a positive impact by helping patients to develop a range of long-term, self-management skills

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor Daniel
Authors: Smith, D.J., and Young, A.H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0001-690X
ISSN (Online):1600-0447
Published Online:15 April 2013

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