The Challenges of Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Qualitative Study of the Implications for Health Care and Research

About the Course:

Bipolar disorder is a major mood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of depression and and mania/hypomania, and is typically associated with functional impairment. Treatment for this— and other conditions— are both enhanced and hindered by the state of evidence based care. This study focuses on a qualitative study concerning the challenges people with bipolar disorder (BD) experience and examine what these challenges imply for health care and research needs.

Publication Date:

Intl Journal Bipolar Disord, 6(23) 2018


Eva F Maassen, MD, MSc
Barbara J Regeer, PhD
Eline J Regeer, MD
Joske F G Bunders, PhD
Ralph W Kupka, MD, PhD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists who seek knowledge about the challenges of living with bipolar disorder. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the strengths and criticisms of evidence based medicine (EBM) as discussed in the article.

  2. Identify the four domains of recovery identified by the authors of the present study.

  3. Describe the salient qualitative results of the study.

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Course Number: 102338
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article
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