Therapies for parents with bipolar disorder

Why do parents with bipolar disorders need specialised treatment?

Parents with a bipolar disorder may face challenges in accessing and maintaining treatment programs. They may be less likely to seek treatments due to problems finding care for their children, particularly when inpatient care is required, and at short notice. Parents may also find it difficult to properly adhere to treatment programs due to the demands of parenthood.

What is the evidence for treatments for parents with bipolar disorder?

Only one trial specifically included parents with bipolar disorder and found unclear, low quality evidence for any benefit of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P). Review authors conclude that more research is needed and future interventions should combine different intervention strategies to target multiple areas in a flexible manner.

November 2021

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Last updated at: 3:13 pm, 7th November 2021
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