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Effect of Psychoeducation on Relapses in Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review

Gülşah Acar, Kadriye Buldukoğlu.

Abstract
This study is a systematic review of psychoeducation interventions which aims at preventing relapses in patients with bipolar disorder. This study has been condcuted in order to determine the effects of these interventions. In the present study national and international databases were screened to identify psycho-education initiatives and a total of seven articles that met the criteria for inclusion and exclusion were evaluated. All of the seven studies reviewed, focused on the effects of psy-choeducation on frequency of relapse and hospitalization, time spent as a patient, serum lithium levels and social functioning. The findings of the studies revealed that psychoeducation reduces the frequency of relapse and hospitalization and time spent as a patient. Besides, psychoeducation contributed to the protective levels of serum lithium levels and has a positive impact on the social functioning of bipolar patients. In conclusion, psycho-education programs have positive results on preventing relapse for patients with bipolar disorder.

Key words: Bipolar disorder, relapse prevention, psychoeducation


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