Priority 14 from the Bipolar PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What can we learn about managing bipolar from the people who are managing the condition well? (JLA PSP Priority 14)
Overall ranking 14
JLA question ID 0041/14
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples For full examples, see Category ID M4 on spreadsheet. What proportion of people with bipolar disorder recovery functionally and what helps them? ~ Why do some people seem to recover from episodes of mania and depression and lead fairly productive lives and others do not fair so well. ~ I would like to know of more successful people with bipolar disorder both as an inspiration and also to learn how they manage their condition ~ I would like to see more research done investigating the life-course of individuals with bipolar, distinguishing those who lived long and healthy lives and identifying what possible factors allowed them to live healthy lives.  ~ What are the common coping mechanisms which people use that successfully manage their bipolar illness? Could this help people learn to cope with the illness that have just been diagnosed?  
Submitted by Patients x 13 ~ Carers x 10 ~ Health Professionals x 5 ~ Others x 2
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0041
PSP name Bipolar
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 363  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 14 June 2016