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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.

This course is based on the article, The Challenges of Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Qualitative Study of the Implications for Health Care and Research created by Eva F Maassen, MD, MSc et al. in 2018.

Publication Date:

Intl Journal Bipolar Disord, 6(23) 2018

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Eva F Maassen, MD, MSc
Dr Maassen is a researcher and lecturer at the Athena Institute for Research on Innovation and Communication, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This is the third article that she has published and all three focus on patient care.
Barbara J Regeer, PhD
Dr. Regeer is an Associate professor at the Athena Institute for Research on Innovation and Communication, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Eline J Regeer, MD. PhD
Dr. Regeer is a psychiatrist at an Outpatient Clinic for Bipolar Disorders in the Netherlands. She has published more than 25 articles covering her work on bipolar disorder.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

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:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  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.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and the reviewer:

Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

There are no relevant disclosures.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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