freephone 0800 862 0373
Sign in to view your quotes
Email address:
Password or PIN:

Forgotten your password? Reset it here.

Bipolar Disorder

Will my health insurance policy cover me for Bipolar Disorder?

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder used to be known as manic depression, and is characterised by periods of extreme depression and mania. Depression is when you feel very low, and mania is when you feel very high.

How common is Bipolar Disorder?

Around one in 100 people are diagnosed with the condition, and it can occur at any age and in any sex. Bipolar disorder often develops between the ages of 18 and 24.

What are the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?

Periods of depression are characterised by feeling sad, lacking energy, difficulty concentrating, a loss of interest in life, feelings worthlessness and guilt, self-doubt, being delusional, lack of appetite and suicidal thoughts.

Periods of mania usually follow two to four episodes of depression, and are characterised by feelings of euphoria, being full of energy and self-importance, having important plans, talking very quickly, being easily distracted and irritated, being delusional, and doing pleasurable things with negative consequences.

How is Bipolar Disorder treated?

With effective treatment, bipolar episodes usually improve within about three months. Treatment can include medicines to prevent episodes, called mood stabilisers, medicines to treat the symptoms of mania and depression and learning to recognise the symptoms and triggers.

If you are mainly concerned about psychological treatment, choose a product which offers cover for psychiatric treatment.
Bipolar Disorder | Medical Condition | ActiveQuoteTo find out more about Bipolar Disorder, and for advice on the best health insurance policy for you, visit ActiveQuote's medical condition encyclopaedia today.    tweet it on twittershare with your friends on Facebookshare with your friends on MySpaceBlog it on your LinkedIn profile

No.1 health insurance broker as rated by customers

Very helpful and polite and always try their best to obtain the best quotes. Have been using them for the last 3 years and will continue to use them in the future.

Review centre member

A great service from the initial call, to finalising the agreement. I would highly recommend to my family and friends.

Review centre member

Proactive, efficient, and offered me insurance I need. I would say half price I would end up paying if I did it by myself. Many thanks.

Review centre member

Excellent service. Explained everything in detail and really helped to find the right insurance best suited to my needs - which wasn't necessarily the most expensive. 

Review centre member

Good value and the advisor was very helpful and recommended the best policy for my grandson. I would definitely use this service again and recommend to others.

Review centre member

We were contacted in good time to make a knowledgable choice. We were given plenty of options with lots of information to enable us to make the right choice.

Review centre member

The service I received was excellent, the staff member was very efficient and knowledgable. She went out of her way to get the best policy for me.

Review centre member

Great service. I really appreciated the help provided by Active Quote to arrange health insurance. The agent was very informative and proactive. Many thanks!

Review centre member

I received excellent care and attention from the first phone call till the last. Friendly, efficient and patient.

Review centre member

Staff are very helpful, friendly and polite. They call back when they say they will and keep you up to date with progress. Pleasure to deal with.

Review centre member

Sign up to special offers

Sign-up for our FREE email newsletter to receive the latest offers tailored to your needs:

Please be patient whilst we refine your quotes.

taking too long?
This site is operated by Insurance Broker ActiveQuote Ltd registered in England & Wales company number 6765845.
Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firm reference number 501109 as detailed on the Financial Services Register. Please read our Key Facts document.
For information about your rights as a consumer visit Citizens Advice.

Our insurance comparison service is free and easy for you to use, but you are responsible for making sure all your information is entered correctly, and for choosing your insurer.

This site uses cookies in order to work correctly - these are not harmful and do not contain personal information. By using this site you consent to this. I understand  Tell me more

please wait ...