The R-Bipolar RCT

Group-based psychoeducation for Relatives to patients with bipolar disorder – a large scale real world randomized controlled trial

Relatives of patients with BD often experience emotional burden with depressive symptoms and stress that again increases the likelihood of destabilization and relapses in the patient. In relation to relatives and caregivers of patients with BD, effects of group-based psychoeducation have been scarcely investigated. In a large-scale real-world randomized controlled trial, we will test whether group-based psychoeducation for 250 relatives to patients with BD improves mood instability and other critical outcomes in relatives as well as the corresponding patients with BD​.