Priority 16 from the Bipolar PSP

UNCERTAINTY:How can the time it takes to get a diagnosis of bipolar be shortened? (JLA PSP Priority 16)
Overall ranking 16
JLA question ID 0041/16
Explanatory note As requested at the final workshop, this question was combined with "Why does it take so long to get a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, especially when patients are aware of experiencing symptoms" to form priority number 7 "Why does it take so long to get a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and how could time to diagnosis be shortened?"

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Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples For full examples, see Category ID D10 on spreadsheet.  How can diagnosis be speeded up, or is there a good reason why it can take so long? ~ How can diagnoses be made quicker and still be accurate? (To make access to treatment quicker and hence less time spent suffering the effects of bipolar disorder in their strongest form) ~
Submitted by Patients x 36 ~ Carers x 11 ~ Health Professionals x 4 ~ Others x 4
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