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Effects of Bipolar Relapse on Bipolar Patients in Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

Volume 4 - Issue 3

Joy Muhia, Lynn Waithera, Khira Geoffrey Omega, Beldine FKwamboka, Rogers Songole* and Edith Kwoba

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    • Clinical Psychology, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, MOI University, Kenya

    *Corresponding author:Rogers Songole, Clinical Psychology, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, MOI University, Kenya

Received: May 04, 2018;   Published: May 10,2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.001059

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Abstract

Background: Social support plays a crucial role in the management of mental health conditions such as bipolar. Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of bipolar relapse in patients at MTRH.

Methods: The study design that was used is a retrospective study which targeted bipolar inpatients at the mental unit in Moi Teaching and

eferral Hospital. Patients’ hospital records for the past 5 years were reviewed by use of a chart review. Results: The findings revealed that majority of the patients agreed that relapse affected their work, relationship with family, friends and colleagues.

Conclusion: It was concluded that Bipolar has certain effects to the day to day life conditions. As revealed in the study, most of the patients said that it affected their work/colleagues, patient family, relationships and problems in law to some extent.

Recommendation: The study recommended that families with people suffering from bipolar disorder are urged to learn their patients and handle them with great care to avoid adverse effects in their daily living.

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