Priority 5 from the Bipolar PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What could be done for people who do not get better with treatment? (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0041/5
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 T14 on spreadsheet.  Sometimes my bipolar over rides my medication and I end up feeling down or hyperactive, even though I take my medication regularly, Why do my moods still swing up and down when i'm taking my medication regularly? ~ Why do some people remain really unwell despite trying a range of medications and good compliance? ~ Would love to learn more about alternative/non-traditional/experimental treatments for medically resistant bipolar. ~ What can you do if you're diagnosed with bipolar but all the mood stabilisers and antipsychotics normally used make you too depressed? 
Submitted by Patients x 12 ~ Carers x 4 ~ Health Professionals x 1
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