Nursing Care Plan – Bipolar Disorder

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

22 Responses

  1. I get mood swings a lot, I suffer from depression and have done for a few years I am medication for this x I have never been diagnosed with bipolar but think I may have it do I mention it to the doctor?

  2. My one controlled by medicines for the last six years.Thanks God that there’s medication.No more high and low of my mood.

  3. Sydney Blair says:

    I am A supervisor at an impatient psychiatric hospital… We get a lot of bipolar patients with a ranging variety and severity of symptoms..its a very interesting diagnosis to me. In my observation med non compliance is the top reason for re hospitalization.

  4. Malta Nelson says:

    I totally understand you Oprah Bzean on the Church dosent when address the issue .

  5. Oprah Bzean says:

    I have a Bipolar sister. 2 failed marriages 2 kids and live by herself. She is hyper religious n refuse to take meds bc of religious belief that god will take care if everything. She is confrontational with everyone and tearing our family apart with attitude n disrespect. Bipolar can also be mixed with personality disorder. Takes a lot of patience n tolerance care for someone with this disorder!

  6. I know many people who are bipolar. They do have mood swings but are completely capable of living a normal, healthy lifestyle. they also need a strong support system , so please don’t alienate these type of patients. Be that listening ear and support, nurses!

  7. Cate Smith says:

    My husband has bipolar and the main issue was depression, that gave him suicidal ideations, few times did he cycle with the mania usually when a med was changed, esp.when they added a new antidepressant, bipolar people may have problems with additional antidepressants. When you find the right Dr. and the right medication you can quite well . He’s doing great.

  8. I have a bipolar son. Over the years I have lost count of how many times my home has been trashed, now after fighting with proffs for 15 years he is being medicated . Still tho people don’t understand why I worry. I have found that some medical staff don’t ever try to understand. I think they are the loosers ,when my boy is ok he is the nicest, kindest, sweetest person in the world

  9. There is such a stigma about mental health issuses and I feel its worse in the medical/nursing profession. I too have bipolar disorder and have only told my closest workmates. I remember saying to one person about it and you’d have thought I had the plague or something cos they looked at me as if I had 2 heads and then avoided me. If this is how we are treated by other professionals how can we expect them to treat patients properly.

  10. Agree 100% with you Carlee. Nurse and bipolar and can’t believe the ignorance of people

  11. You got it Carlee Rolins! I have it too. And a nurse.

  12. Kelli Mackay says:

    Love the statement Carlee Rolins I to have recently need diagnosed with bipolar 2 and I’m also a nurse. The ignorance of some people within the health care profession is quite disturbing.

  13. I have bipolar and the only danger I have is the danger of inconsiderate or igorant nursing staff. I am a nurse also. FYI a person with bipolar is most likely to withdraw from public. Mania often manifests as irritability and restlessness than voilence…

  14. Ging Araneta says:

    When the are in manic stage most dangerous they need proff help stat bfor they hurt others or hurt themselves .take yourmeds

  15. If no hospitalisation? Patient needs to be compliant with his medication and a consistent support is very important.

  16. Rahma Abdu says:

    Symptoms of mania are the difficult.The most of people can`t able to understand the case

  17. Louis Herrly says:

    Mike We agree with you mmy wife is a nurse and she always ncares about the other person before she worries about her self . She is one I could never replace I love her very much . Lot’s of love from Lou and Barbara herrly

  18. The most dangerous part of bipolar patients is wrecklesness. They can engage in very dangerous activities like drugs and alcohol abuse which puts them into danger. When in their maniac state they can get violent if the other person does not understand the condition.

  19. Which characteristic of bipolar is more dangerous and why?

  20. enemarty says:

    wow! thanks! you are so generous to share this! keep it up! you've been a great help for us 3rd nursing students….

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