Priority 32 from the Bipolar PSP

UNCERTAINTY:How effective are the forms of support for people with bipolar (professional, social, family, peer support)? (JLA PSP Priority 32)
Overall ranking 32
JLA question ID 0041/32
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 T21 on spreadsheet.  Is Bipolar (is diagnosis specific) peer support better(more useful) than unspecified lived experience of mental health problems/services? ~ Does going to meetings with other people who have been diagnosed as having bipolar help or not? ~ How effective is 'low level' care in improving outcomes / minimising duration of episodes - i.e. can assistance with practical aspects of daily living (cooking, cleaning, childcare, companionship, assistance with paperwork) make a difference to the severity and duration of episodes and increase the duration of 'stable' periods? ~ How can I link in with others with the condition without being negatively affected by their difficult periods? ~ Since bipolar implies up and down on a pretty regular basis - will there ever be sufficient background support available to cope with those bad highs and lows?                 
Submitted by Patients x 75 ~ Carers x 34 ~ Health Professionals x 10 ~ others x 9
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