Priority 28 from the Bipolar PSP

UNCERTAINTY:What precise lifestyle changes can individuals make to manage their bipolar (e.g. diet, exercise, sleep, yoga, meditation, rest, routine, sunlight, change of job, avoiding alcohol and recreational drugs)?  (JLA PSP Priority 28)
Overall ranking 28
JLA question ID 0041/28
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP.

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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 M1 on spreadsheet.  How can people with bipolar be supported to identify food and drink triggers?  ~ More encouragement for self management and the wellness recovery action plan (WRAP) - any extra ideas that could come to the table, to add to diet, good food, nutrition, exercise, nature, company, family, vol. work, paid work, self-employed work, mental health workshops, M.H. support, alone time, comedy, pets ~ Is prognosis worse if people misuse alcohol or drugs? ~ Why aren't more talking treatments offered or self-management courses given? I haven't found psychiatry to be very helpful at all, but support, exercise, counselling and CBT have all made a big difference to me ~ Is there are role for sleep manipulation, e.g. deprivation to treat depressive illness? ~ Can getting more daylight through sunlamps during the winter months benefit someone suffering from bipolar?
Submitted by Patients x 554 ~ Carers x 204 ~ Health Professionals x 36 ~ others x 42
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