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Bipolar disorder


This guideline covers:

  • what treatment people with bipolar disorder can expect to be offered, including medication and psychological therapies
  • advice on self-help
  • the services that may help people with bipolar disorder, including psychiatric or specialist mental health services
  • how families and carers may be able to support people with bipolar disorder, and get support for themselves.

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Appendix 24

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