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Table 1 Features of Enhanced Relapse Prevention [18]

From: Enhanced relapse prevention for bipolar disorder: a qualitative investigation of value perceived for service users and care coordinators

Key elements of the ERP intervention as explicitly recommended in the NICE guidelines for Bipolar Disorder (NICE 2006). Carried out separately for depression, mania and mixed episodes, they include:
   • Psychoeducation
   • Developing detailed analysis of previous episodes
   • Identifying trigger situations and early warning signs
   • Enhancing coping strategies for mood changes
   • Negotiating an action plan for responding to early warning signs
   • Agreeing with clinical services about how they will respond to different stages of relapse