Bipolar disorder (CG38)
The management of bipolar disorder in adults, children and adolescents, in primary and secondary care
The NICE clinical guideline on bipolar disorder 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.
This guidance updates and replaces NICE technology appraisal 66 (published in June 2001).
This page was last updated: 13 February 2014
Information for the public
Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 02 June 2011 - 15 June 2011
Review decision date: July 2011
Following the recent review recommendation, an update of this guideline is currently in the process of being scheduled into the work programme. Details of any update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage.
Implementation tools and resources
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Implementation advice
- Slide set
- Bipolar disorder: online educational tool - management in primary care
- Bipolar disorder: online educational tool - management in secondary care
See this guidance in practice
The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.