Psychoeducation is an essential part of treatment for bipolar disorder. This info sheet will help you provide a basic overview of the disorder by describing the differences between mania and depression, listing the symptoms, and outlining standard treatments. Clients who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder benefit from education about their disorder so they can learn to recognize their manic and depressive episodes, and take appropriate measures to minimize any damage.
This worksheet can also be great for parents of children with bipolar disorder, loved ones who have a bipolar family member, outreach presentations, or as waiting room reading.
This worksheet was created in color, but it still looks great when printed in grayscale.
1. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association.