• Suicide and Bipolar disorder

    Suicide and Bipolar Disorder.pdf   Bipolar disorder is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, and has a suicide rate of up to 20%. Studies suggest that half of people living with bipolar disorder have attempted to kill themselves. More >>
  • What other support can I get?

    What other support can I get.pdf   Everyone referred to psychiatric services in England should have their needs assessed and care planned within the Care Programme Approach (CPA). This should provide you with a thorough assessment of your social and health care needs, a care plan, a care c More >>
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder

    Understanding Bipolar Disorder.pdf   Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness involving episodes of serious mania and depression. These can be severe mood swings accompanied by changes in emotions, thoughts, behaviours, physical health and functioning. The mood s More >>
  • Self-Help Advice

    Self-Help Advice Bipolar.pdf   During a manic phase you may be quite unaware that your actions are distressing or damaging to other people. Later, you may feel guilty and ashamed. It can be especially difficult if those around you seem afraid or hostile. It helps if you provide people More >>
  • What Causes Bipolar Disorder

    What causes bipolar disorder.pdf   About 2% of the general population are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Roughly, there are an equal proportion of men and women, usually in their 20s or 30s, but some teenagers are also affected. More >>
  • Treating Bipolar Disorder

    Treating Bipolar Disorder.pdf   If you go to your GP, he or she may refer you to a psychiatrist who will be able to make a proper diagnosis and discuss the various treatments available. If a treatment does not suit you, say so and ask for other options. More >>
  • Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

    Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.pdf   Bipolar disorder involves cycles of mania and depression. Over the course of the illness, the person experiences periods of elevated mood, periods of depressed mood, and times when mood is normal. There are four different kinds of mood episodes that occur More >>
  • Risk Factors

    Risk Factors Bipolar Disorder.pdf   Scientists are studying the possible causes of bipolar disorder, and most agree that there is no single cause. Rather, many factors likely act together to produce the illness or increase risk. More >>
  • Support For Bipolar Disorder

    Support for Bipolar Disorder.pdf   Seeing someone you care for going through the symptoms of manic depression can be very distressing. It's painful enough to be with someone who is in a deep depression, but during a manic phase they may not accept that there is anything unusual about their More >>
  • Living With

    Living with bipolar disorder.pdf   Living with a bipolar disorder individual in the home can be a stressful problem for the family as they witness their loved ones engulfed in episodes of mania and depression. More >>