SERVICE DESIGN: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Has launched a new adolescent bipolar service

The service provides diagnoses and management advice for young people with bipolar disorder. Aditya Sharma, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at the trust said:  “The mood fluctuations (episodes) seen in bipolar disorder are more pronounced than what is usual for teenage behaviour and can have consequences for the affected young person and their family.”