NANDA dx for bipolar disorder

  1. I need to list the most common NANDA nursing dx for bipolar disorder. Does anyone work in the psych field that can give me some ideas? Thank you!
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   elkpark
    Welcome to allnurses!

    What have you found out or thought of so far? We are happy to help with questions you may have about the research/study you've done on your own, but we are not here to do your homework for you.
  4. by   Daytonite
    Hi, RNjewel32, and welcome to allnurses!

    That's a very strange question for a nursing instructor to be asking of a student, in my opinion. The reason I say that is because nursing diagnoses are based upon the symptoms that a patient has. The problem with bipolar disorder is that the patient can either be manic or depressive, so it seems to me to be a 50/50 toss up.

    I don't, as a rule, list nursing diagnoses without proper symptoms to support them, but since this is such as odd request I'll list the likely nursing diagnoses assuming the patient has the classic symptoms of the disorder. I'll leave it to you to figure out which one might be the MOST common.
    • Disturbed Personal Identity
    • Impaired Social Interaction
    • Ineffective Coping
    • Ineffective Role Performance
    • Situational Low Self-Esteem
  5. by   RN BSN 2009
    We'd also need to know if the patient is in a manic phase or depression phase.

    Mind you that manics typically do not eat well (at least that's what I've observed), are sleep deprived, and are at a risk for injury/trauma.