Bipolar disorder used to be known as manic depression. It is a condition that affects moods which can swing from one extreme to another. If you have bipolar disorder, you will have periods or episodes of:
- Depression – where you feel very low and lethargic
- Mania – where you feel very high and overactive (less severe mania is known as hypomania)
We offer assessment and treatment for Bipolar Disorder in our clinics in Godalming (near Guildford), Surrey and Haywards Heath in West Sussex.
Treatments for Bipolar Disorder
Therapy for bipolar disorder aims to reduce the number and severity of the episodes of depression and mania that characterise the condition and thus aims to cultivate a feeling of balance.
Treatments for bipolar disorder cover both Psychological Therapy and Medication.
Psychological therapy can be helpful for people with Bi Polar Disorder and most commonly we would suggest Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Your GP or Psychiatrist may discuss medications such as quetiapine, olanzapine, aripiprazole & lithium. It is important to understand these medications and their side effects. Whilst we cannot prescribe or manage medications, we can liaise with your GP and/or Psychiatrist to ensure your GP is aware of your psychological therapy.
Assessment & Treatment
We offer assessment and treatment for Bipolar Disorders in our clinics in Godalming (near Guildford), Surrey and Haywards Heath in West Sussex.
If you would like to arrange an initial confidential telephone conversation for you or someone you know, please get in touch.