Bipolar disorder psychological education

Every Wednesday from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

As part of the long-term treatment of patients with bipolar disorder, and in keeping with good practice recommendations, the clinic set up a psychological education group on bipolar disorders a few years ago, for outpatients and their families.

The method is inspired by that from Dr Christian Gay, used at the Clinique du Château, and having led to the publication of the book ‘Manuel de psychoéducation sur les troubles bipolaires’ (Dunod 2013) written by Ch. Gay and M. Colombani.

The purpose is to get to know the disease better through

group discussion in order to minimise the risk of relapse, which is a major challenge.

It is An 11-session programme, each session lasting one hour and thirty minutes, that brings together between 15 and 20 patients, to discuss themes central to the disease (depression, mania, treatments and role of the family). Families and carers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Two programmes are organised each year.

You can register with Mrs Bozzi to whom a letter from your doctor should also be sent.

Programme:

  1. Definition of psychological education
  2. Normal mood and disease / Mood disorders
  3. Depression symptoms: causes and consequences
  4. Mania or mixed state symptoms: causes and consequences
  5. Drugs
  6. Cognitive remediation / Psychotherapeutic aspects
  7. Action in the event of an episode
  8. Sleep and social pace
  9. Family session
  10. Living with the disease on a daily basis
  11. Conclusion

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