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Psychoeducation intervention for people with bipolar disorder

01 June 2010

Mental Health Practice


Bipolar disorder is a recurrent disorder of mood and behaviour characterised by episodes of depression alternating with episodes of mania or hypomania (hypomania is...

When being bipolar gets you the job: service user research

01 October 2009

Mental Health Practice


Service user Debbie Mayes has worked as a mental health researcher for 20 years. She explains the benefits and pitfalls of the role, and suggests that more service...

Enabling self-management of long-term conditions

01 October 2012

Learning Disability Practice


This case study describes a person-centred process in which a young man with learning disabilities, anxiety and bipolar disorder was helped to understand and manage...

Returning to work after experiencing mental health problems

10 February 2015

Mental Health Practice


As a deputy charge nurse in a rehabilitation ward, the author, who has a diagnosis of type two bipolar disorder, is involved in promoting her employer’s attendance...

Building lives

12 March 2008

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Our series on expertise in nursing looks this week at a clinical nurse specialist in bipolar disorder.

Experiences of self-recovery among adults with bipolar disorder: a narrative review

09 April 2024

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Bipolar disorder is a potentially lifelong and disabling condition characterised by episodes of mania or hypomania and episodes of depressed mood. In recent decades...

Caring for people with mental health conditions in general clinical settings

13 May 2019

Nursing Standard

mental health

Nurses often care for people with mental health conditions in general clinical settings. In these situations, they have a responsibility to ensure that the...

Caring for someone with cancer and severe mental illness

22 February 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

cancer and severe mental illness

People with severe mental illness often have suboptimal physical health and experience a wide range of comorbidities, including cancer, that affect health outcomes....

Supporting patients with serious mental illness during physical health treatment

18 March 2019

Nursing Standard

mental health

People with serious mental illness (SMI) are more likely to experience severe health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and stroke, and...