The objective of the present study was to determine the problems and information needs of patients with bipolar disorder during the treatment process. The present research is in the type of descriptive and qualitative study. In-depth individual interviews were conducted with 11 volunteer patients with bipolar disorder. The data collected from the interviews were evaluated using the descriptive analysis method. In the study, four categories (disease onset/diagnosis stage, adherence to treatment, interpersonal relationships, information needs) and nine main themes (symptoms, family support, factors that positively affect treatment adherence, factors that negatively affect treatment adherence, positive effects of treatment, negative effects of treatment, stigmatization, treatment, disease) were determined. Patients with bipolar disorder can be helped to cope with the problems they experience by providing information about the disease, adherence to treatment, the treatment process, and the effects of drugs.
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