A patient with bipolar disorder is in a manic state. The nurse should select which of the following foods for this patient's lunch?


• Patients in a manic state often lack adequate food intake. The patient should be provided with foods to eat "on the go" because of the hyperactivity associated with manic states. The manic patient will have trouble sitting at a table and using utensils.

• Incorrect: Caffeine and other stimulants should be avoided because they contribute to agitation.

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