Bipolar Disorder: Explaining The Reality

I often have people ask me what it’s like to live with Bipolar Disorder; It’s hard to explain the feelings that accompany a catastrophic low or the euphoria that signals hypomania. In my opinion, the most realistic summary is written by Psychiatry Professor, Kay Redfield-Jamison, in her book ‘An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and … More Bipolar Disorder: Explaining The Reality

Return To Blogging

I haven’t updated this blog/website for some time now.  The last couple of years, particularly the last 12 months, have been very hard, with extended periods of time spent in hospital.  In all honesty, I felt like I would never emerge from the horrendous depression that consumed me. However, with excellent treatment. perseverance and help … More Return To Blogging

Logotherapy & Bipolar Disorder

Logotherapy & Existential Analysis is a meaning-centred form of Psychotherapy that can help those with significant life challenges to reorientate their life in a purposeful direction. Founded by Psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor, Logotherapy is an internationally recognised therapy that helps individuals to take a positive attitudinal or creative stance to unalterable situations, such as a … More Logotherapy & Bipolar Disorder

Accepting Who You Are: The Challenge of Bipolar Disorder

Yes, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder may place some limitations on the kind of employment you can take, social activities you can get fully involved in, and many other aspects of day-to-day life.  But there are so many opportunities that present themselves too; think of those when you struggle to stay positive.  And here’s a … More Accepting Who You Are: The Challenge of Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Spreading the Word

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK has just produced this excellent short educational animation on bipolar disorder; share it with your friends and family, or anyone else, to help them understand the condition! Have a look at their website too: It contains up-to-date and easily accessible/readable information on bipolar disorder and other conditions.

The Shocking Truth: Severe Mental Illness & Life Expectancy

Allen Francis, Emeritus Professor at Duke University has just published an excellent blog entitled ‘Having a Severe Mental Illness Means Dying Young’ in the Huffington Post. Prof. Francis, who rather refreshingly pulls no punches throughout his article, writes this as his opening paragraph: People diagnosed with serious mental illness — schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe … More The Shocking Truth: Severe Mental Illness & Life Expectancy