Priority 26 from the Bipolar PSP

UNCERTAINTY:Can bipolar be prevented in later life with children/teenagers/ young adults who already have mild symptoms (depression, anxiety and mood swings)?  (JLA PSP Priority 26)
Overall ranking 26
JLA question ID 0041/26
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 P3 on spreadsheet.  What are the best ways to help children of parents with bipolar who are worried about their own mood issues? ~ How can I help my adult son who appears to have periods of anxiety / depression ? His father is bipolar ~ I was diagnosed at 14 and up until 5 years ago ( i am 28 now ) I was feeling mood swings. Can earlier diagnosis really help? ~ How can I ensure my son doesn't develop it? He is 28 and showing mild signs.
Submitted by Patients x 9 ~ Carers x 5 ~ Health Professionals 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