Health: Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disease

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st July 2009.

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Photo of Lord Dykes Lord Dykes Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will consider to encourage National Health Service managers and the British Medical Association to follow up recent research into the causes of schizophrenia and depressive and bipolar disorders.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

Research into severe mental illness that advances clinical understanding of these conditions is welcomed and it is for individual National Health Service trusts and the British Medical Association to decide for themselves whether and how to follow up any research initiatives.

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