Bipolar

The third of my post about mental health awareness is about another commonly heard but not widely understood term Bipolar.

Those professionally diagnosed with this may often experience the following (I have tried to use simple terms but not simplify the experience):

  • Moments (hours or days) of intense emotion, either high and happy or low and sad
  • Some people may experience psychotic episodes as well
  • Experience emotions in a amplified way.
  • Irritable, distracted, angry, impatient, reckless (do risky activities out of their usual safe zone) or carefree (spend lots of money they don’t have on things they don’t want or wouldn’t usually buy), paranoid, some hallucinations or delusions, depression.

Again I’ve attached a link the MIND’s website. It is an excellent source of information and useful links.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/bipolar-disorder/?gclid=CjwKCAiAqvXTBRBuEiwAE54dcB2_JpJWEHmzGwaOypz0lYLD45iatvGdnsHcZ0jBRoZfrBHLzvMPNRoCjE0QAvD_BwE#.Wn2F2ujFLIU

If you would like to discuss anything Wright Minds can offer counselling therapy to those in and around the Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme area.