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Bipolar News Network reports on a 2014 study which found that the primary care setting, where most patients receive care, provides insufficient support for people with bipolar disorder. One way patients can overcome this is by keeping a detailed record of mood fluctuations over time, using a printable mood chart or using apps that can be downloaded onto a cell phone or tablet. It is also a good idea for patients to educate themselves on mood disorders and seek out consultations with experts on bipolar disorder. Even when physicians do not ask about mood, it is important for the patient to tell them about any changes and ask them for information on the topic. To read this article in its entirety, click here.