Provide educational materials and information to support groups to assist Jenny with understanding the importance of medication management. Psychoeducation emphasis on self-awareness, coping skills, and support system.
Means to evaluate the client’s progress throughout treatment and outcome measures at discharge: Jenny’s manic episodes are in remission, medication side effects have been mitigated and Jenny is knowledgeable of the importance of maintaining her medication schedule. Preliminary
Recommended linkages with other community resources: Jenny connection with community resources should be located prior or soon after she returns to where she resides. The primary resources she will initially require until medical and mental health providers dtermin otherwise are peer support groups, local psychotherapists, pharmacy. Frank should consider attending his own support …show more content…
Long term services should depend on Jenny’s attitude and psychological status. Due to the development and course of bipolar disorder, multiple layers of intervention may be necessary to ensure long term symptom remission. Dziegielewski (2015) describes bipolar symptoms commonly will progressively get worse with time. Likewise, the episodes will intensify and increase in occurrences. This may create personal, family, and support system frustration (Dziegielewski, 2015). To mitigate this probability, psychoeducation for Jenny, her husband and any identified close associates should be offered. Also, peer support groups to teach Jenny how to improve her communicatiopn and social interaction. Additionally, the peer group can faciliate to discourse on medication-related issues and serve as a good faith broker for Jenny to maintian her medication regiment. Support group can act as the crutch when necessary and provide first hand truth on side effects, potential dangers and consequences if Jenny is not viligent in suppressing destructive bipolar behaviors. Couples counseling to designed to formualate a theraputic blueprint to resolve bipolar indicators and construct a theraputic bound to handle manic or depression episodes in the future (Dziegielewski,