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Adding a nurse-based intervention programme to usual care improves manic symptoms in people with bipolar disorder

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Q Does adding a nurse-based intervention programme to usual care improve the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder?


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Randomised controlled trial.

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Single blinded.

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Twelve months.

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Four health clinics in the USA; August 1999 to October 2000.

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441 people treated for bipolar disorder type I or II (DSM-IV) in the previous 12 months. People were excluded if cognitive impairment prevented giving informed consent.

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Usual care, or usual care plus …

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