About bipolar disorder Pendulum: stories and information Podcast: Young people and bipolar Patricia is 24 and was diagnosed with bipolar when she was 16 years old. In this podcast, she talks to Dr Fareeha Amber Sadiq about her experiences. Are you aged between 18-25? Many people with bipolar first experience symptoms in their teens or early twenties. Our podcasts have been created in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.