100 questions and answers about bipolar (manic-depressive) by Herrick, Charles Robert; Albrecht, Ava T

By Herrick, Charles Robert; Albrecht, Ava T

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There are several reasons why noncompliance occurs. The most common reason is a failure to recognize that one has bipolar disorder. The second most common reason for noncompliance is having a personality disorder and/or an ongoing drug and alcohol problem. Additional reasons for noncompliance are listed in Table 9. qxd 10/18/06 10:42 AM Page 213 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BIPOLAR (MANIC-DEPRESSIVE) DISORDER person’s mind; instead, it will give an opportunity to help him or her get the treatment that may be needed.

The information given to an employer is strictly at the employee’s discretion. If information is shared with the employer by a health care professional or a health care institution without the patient’s permission, legal sanctions may be invoked that will penalize the provider for releasing confidential information. The threat of legal sanctions should prevent the employer from finding out about your health status. ” Many patients fear that if an employer finds out about their history of bipolar disorder they will be fired.

The average length of stay, depending upon the geographic region, ranges from three to fourteen days with better than 90% of discharges occurring within the first five to seven days. The purpose of these hospitalizations is primarily to reduce the risk of dangerousness or disability to a level that can generally be managed safely in the community. For most family members, this is generally a frustrating experience because their loved ones are usually still symptomatic. qxd 10/18/06 10:42 AM Page 216 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BIPOLAR (MANIC-DEPRESSIVE) DISORDER factor is finding a physician who is able, available, and affable (the 3 A’s of a good physician).

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