Bipolar Awareness Day – June 27th 2012

The Royal College of Psychiatrists, Bipolar UK and Bipolar Scotland have launched Bipolar Awareness Day today. The day was launched with the publication of the results of a survey of 706 people with Bipolar Disorder. According to the results of the survey respondents with Bipolar Disorder waited an average of 13 years to receive a diagnosis. The results of a survey of 460 mental health professionals was also published. According to this survey 51% of respondents said they would find a convenient screening tool for Bipolar Disorder helpful.

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Bipolar UK Awareness Day Page

Royal College of Psychiatrists Awareness Day Page

Bipolar Scotland Awareness Day Page

There are four podcasts about Bipolar Disorder here

 

An index of the TAWOP site can be found here and here. The page contains links to all of the articles in the blog in chronological order. Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail justinmarley17@yahoo.co.uk. Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.

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