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Special considerations in the treatment of college students with bipolar disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21823964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bipolar disorder is a relatively common mental disorder that often has its onset during the college years. This means that students simultaneously face both the challenge of late adolescent development and the challenge of adapting to a major mental illness. As a further complication, the college environment is not well suited to the kinds of lifestyle changes that add stability to the lives of people with bipolar disorder. Treatment involves establishing an alliance, education about lifestyle changes, aiding adaptation to the illness, careful medication to minimize side effects, and loosening the affective constriction that can result from fear of relapse. Both the health care provider and student can use the culture of learning and self-discovery in the college setting to the treatment's benefit. As well, the provider can use the time-limited nature of college to lessen ambivalence about making long-term changes.
Authors:
Simon M W Lejeune
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of American college health : J of ACH     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1940-3208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Health     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-09     Completed Date:  2011-12-23     Revised Date:  2012-01-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214119     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
MIT Medical Service, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA. simon-lejeune@hms.harvard.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Adolescent
Adolescent Development*
Adult
Affect
Age Factors
Bipolar Disorder / psychology*,  therapy
Directive Counseling
Female
Health Status
Humans
Male
Patient Education as Topic
Psychotherapy
Stress, Psychological
Students / psychology*
Universities*
Young Adult
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Erratum In:
J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(1):99

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