Patients experiencing mania as a result of bipolar disorder will require long-term care to prevent recurrence; bipolar disorder is a chronic condition that requires lifelong observation and treatment after diagnosis. Data show that almost 90% of patients who experience one manic episode will go on to have another.
Mania as a result of bipolar disorder can only be prevented through ongoing pharmacologic treatment.
Patient education in the form of therapy or self-help groups is crucial for training patients to recognize signs of mania and to take an active part in their treatment program. Psychotherapy is an important adjunctive treatment for patients with bipolar disorder.
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Paula Anne Ford-Martin
Paula Anne Ford-Martin, The Gale Group Inc., Gale, Detroit,