Providing information about a patient's condition is an important form of care. Educational resources can help to support the collaborative process of care and encourage self-management. Resources that support counseling, education, and information feedback are associated with improved outcomes. Materials, such as those provided here, can support the patient-clinician relationship by helping patients recognize the signs of bipolar depression, prompting discussions about the patient's condition and treatment, and providing them with a structured framework to record their mood and behavior.1

5 Signs It Might Be Bipolar Depression
Bipolar depression often goes undiagnosed. Being able to recognize some of the signs of bipolar depression may help your patients discuss their condition with you.
Living with Bipolar Depression: Doctor Discussion Guide
Patients may be reluctant to ask questions about their diagnosis or their treatment. This resource can provide them with a way to structure their conversation with you.

How Well Are Your Symptoms of Bipolar Depression Being Managed?
Patients may have many questions about their condition. With this brochure, you can give them information to help understand it along with a set of questions to evaluate their current treatment.

Daily Mood Monitor
Patients can track their mood and other dimensions of their daily experience to give them a way to understand how they are doing on a daily basis and over time. Ask them to bring the completed tracker with them at their next visit.


References
  1. Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century.Institute of Medicine; 2001. Accessed July 5, 2022. https://www.nap.edu/download/10027.