Speed up bipolar diagnosis to save lives

Speed up bipolar diagnosis to save lives

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Speed up bipolar diagnosis to save lives 
· There’s an average delay of 9.5 years between people first contacting a health professional about symptoms and getting an accurate diagnosis of bipolar
· 60% of people said this delay had a significant impact on their life
· 84% of people said a diagnosis was 'helpful' or 'very helpful'

A diagnosis makes it possible for someone to get effective treatment and support, and to live well with bipolar

It's estimated that at least 5% of people who take their own life have a diagnosis of bipolar. The shorter the delay in diagnosis, the sooner someone can empower themselves with effective self-management and foster a positive circle with fewer relapses in both the short and long-term.

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