Will family members be affected?

Most caregivers are family members, and they report burden during the patient’s depressive and manic episodes. Patient behaviours of most concern to caregivers include impulsive spending, over activity, lack of sleep, over talkativeness, lack of insight, and odd, aggressive or unpredictable behaviours.

Education about bipolar disorder, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments can help alleviate caregiver burden.

April 2019

Last updated at: 12:20 am, 10th April 2019

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