Priority 35 from the Bipolar PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How are children of parents with bipolar affected by their parent(s)’ illness, including can they learn bipolar behaviours? (JLA PSP Priority 35)
Overall ranking 35
JLA question ID 0041/35
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 C4 on spreadsheet.  Both my late partner and I had bipolar and wonder if our adopted daughter would develop it? ~ Does it come from learned behaviour ? ~ I have noticed that I react very similarly to my relative in a lot of ways and wonder if it is learnt or is there any hereditary influence? ~ In families where heredity is obvious,  what part does learned behaviour play?
Submitted by Patients x 16 ~ Carers x 8 ~ 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