Patients with first-episode mania falling between the cracks

But an easy fix would be to set up early intervention models for bipolar disorder: psychiatrist
Dr Aswin Ratheesh
Dr Aswin Ratheesh.

Young people experiencing a first episode of mania often fail to receive optimum care because there’s no mental services that cater for the episodic nature of bipolar disorder in this age group, researchers say.

It’s GPs who often face the dilemma of how to get the best care for these patients, they say.