Bipolar Affective Disorder / Manic Depression

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has a leaflet on Bipolar Affective Disorder.

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Bipolar Disorder (manic depression)

Information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Mental Health Foundation

Provide good information about manic depression.

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Bipolar disorder

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Bipolar UK

Support and information for people with bipolar affective disorder.

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MDF The Bipolar Organisation (Wales)

Support and information for people with manic-depression (bipolar affective disorder).

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Bipolar Fellowship Scotland

Support and information for people with manic-depression (bipolar affective disorder).

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Steady

Steady stands for Support and Training for Elation and Depression in Youth. STEADY is an independent project which runs self management courses for 18-25 year olds. STEADY is run by the mental health charity, Manic Depression Fellowship.

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Bipolar Parents United Kingdom

An internet discussion forum sponsored by the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation.

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Bipolar4All

Information about Bipolar affective disorder contained in an easy to read manner compiled by people who live with the illness all the time. Discuss your experiences and ask questions on our message board forum.

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Depression Alliance

The largest charity in Britain that is run by and for sufferers of depression and their carers.

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Scotland's Mental Health First Aid

This website gives details of a training course which will teach you what to do if someone is having a crisis with their mental health and also how to look after your own mental well-being. Their website gives details of times, locations and what the course involves.

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Mental Health Care

Website with information for family members and friends of people who have psychosis, based on the results of research carried out to learn more about the causes of psychosis and to develop better treatments or improve existing ones.

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Medicines Guide for Mania and Bipolar Disorder

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Bipolar disorder

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Bipolar affective disorder

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK depression page.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.