Bipolar Disorder Worcester

Bipolar Disorder

While everyone has variations in their emotional state Bipolar disorder is a specific mood disorder that drastically affects how you feel about life and those around you from day to day, or even within a day. Typically, the sufferer might swing between being in a manic state (feeling exuberant or high) and then plunge quite rapidly into a depressive episode, to the point where they feel extremely low and listless. Some people report that in extreme moments they might suffer some ‘psychotic’ symptoms, for example become quite paranoid, convinced that malevolent things are going on around them, or by contrast feel that good things are destined to happen irrespective of the circumstances, and then proceed to make drastic decisions on this basis.

While there are now various medications available to help control the condition and help level out the most extreme effects, psychological therapies are often prescribed as a means of addressing the underlying causes as well as manage the effects over the longer term. Treatments such as CBT can help identify how thoughts and behaviours interact with each other, with the view to changing particularly destructive cycles. Other longer-term, more interpersonally based interventions, such as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, can help highlight the roots of these feelings in past events or childhood even, with the view to addressing the underlying dispositions that fuel the condition.

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counselling for depression worcestershire


Depression is a medical term used to describe the condition of a person whose mood is lowered, perhaps to feeling constantly unhappy, or even to such an extent that they may be at the point of feeling suicidal.


What causes depression?

Life events such as bereavement, abuse suffered early on in life or the loss of a job or relationship can cause depression. In some cases a feeling of lowered mood escalates into depression for no apparent reason. There are also physical reasons for why some people experience depression.


Warning signs

  • Your mood is always low; you may feel unable to enjoy anythin.
  • Everything may seem harder to do, and it is difficult to concentrate
  • You may not feel like getting out of bed in the morning. You may feel tired all of the time as if you have no energy
  • Sleeping and eating patterns may become disrupted
  • When things are really bad you may become preoccupied with thoughts of suicide

Ways to manage depression

  • Recognise that there are no instant solutions to problems in life, especially depression
  • Acknowledge that you are experiencing problems and share this with a supportive trustworthy friend or member of you family
  • Seek help via your GP or contact an experienced counsellor or therapist

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