Bipolar affective disorderleft out in the cold
There are four reasons why the national service framework should have given special consideration to the needs of people with bipolar affective
disorder. Firstly, most patients with bipolar affective disorder have the potential, with optimal treatment, to return to normal function and contribute
to the economy. With suboptimal treatment, however, many will have a poor long term outcome and needlessly become a burden to families and
society. Yet there is evidence that treatment is generally suboptimal.
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