Bipolar Disorder

Intermediate Nursing
Mental Health
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In this lesson, we will explain the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder along with different types of the disorder.  We will review the different signs and symptoms of Bipolar types as well as causes and risk factors for developing this mental health disorder.  We will then review treatments and priority assessments along with nursing interventions for working with clients with Bipolar Disorder. Finally, we will review medications used to treat Bipolar and identify side effects of medications that nurses need to assess for an educate clients about.


Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify types of bipolar disorder
  2. Summarize common signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder
  3. Describe signs and symptoms of mania
  4. Determine nursing interventions utilized in managing bipolar disorder
  5. Determine common medication types and treatments for managing bipolar disorder

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