Volume 28, Issue 5
RESILIENCE PROCESS IN BIPOLAR DISORDER FROM THE VIEWS OF PATIENTS AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Research about resilience in bipolar disorders (BD) is scarce, or lacking in reference to qualitative studies. A qualitative phenomenological study was performed to understand the intrapersonal process of resilience as experienced by patients in remission from BD and from the perspectives of clinicians experts in BD. A total of 15 participants in remission from BD (mean age = 42.88 and SD = 11.99) participated in individual interviews or in a focus group. Six mental health clinicians attended two focus groups. Data were transcribed for thematic analysis. All participants reported a meaningful experience of resilience during the remission journey from BD, identifying seven main themes. Although data were retrospective and sensitive to memory bias, findings are relevant for interventions in BD.
Bipolar disorder, mental health, resilience, qualitative, health promotion.