Priority 27 from the Bipolar PSP

UNCERTAINTY:What impact does bipolar have, including on education, work, relationships, parenting and quality of life?  (JLA PSP Priority 27)
Overall ranking 27
JLA question ID 0041/27
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 O5 on spreadsheet.  What are the impacts (positive and negative) of bipolar on parenting and marriage and work and other areas of engagement in community life? ~ Does this affect my learning ability? ~ How does being given the diagnosis of bipolar disorder impact on future patterns of activity/occupation? ~ Does Bipolar impact upon employment when somebody with bipolar is employed or is it the stigma and the employers that impact upon there ability to work? ~ With efficient treatment, can people with bipolar type two live 'normal' healthy lives, e.g. full time work, standard relationships, children? ~  believe I don't have a good quality of life. I can't have long term goals. What is the quality of life of someone with bipolar disorder?
Submitted by Patients x 47 ~ Carers x 19 ~ Health Professionals x 14 ~ others x 7
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