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If I have bipolar disorder, is it important to have support from family?

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The family or spouse of a patient should be involved with any treatment for bipolar disorder. Having full information about the disease and its manifestations is important for both the patient and loved ones.

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatry Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5. 

Kupfer, J. (editor). Bipolar Depression The Clinician's Reference Guide., Current Psychiatry, 2004. 

Geddes, JR. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2004. 

McElroy SL. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2004. 

Sidor, MM. Curr Psychiatry Rep., 2012 Dec. 

Tohen, M. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2003

Tränkner, A. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat., 2013.

Salvi, V. J. Clin Psychiatry, 2008. 

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 14, 2020

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatry Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5. 

Kupfer, J. (editor). Bipolar Depression The Clinician's Reference Guide., Current Psychiatry, 2004. 

Geddes, JR. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2004. 

McElroy SL. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2004. 

Sidor, MM. Curr Psychiatry Rep., 2012 Dec. 

Tohen, M. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2003

Tränkner, A. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat., 2013.

Salvi, V. J. Clin Psychiatry, 2008. 

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 14, 2020

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