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Bipolar

Bipolar disorder is a mental health problem that mainly affects your mood. If you have bipolar disorder, you are likely to have times where you experience manic or hypomanic episodes (feeling high), depressive episodes (feeling low) and potentially some psychotic symptoms during manic or depressed episodes.

Mind

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Recognise the signs & symptoms

Possible signs of bipolar

  1. Dramatic change in moods although the moods may last weeks.
  2. Periods of feeling very low and exhausted.
  3. Periods of feeling very high, having lots of energy and being overactive.

Useful resources & apps

Understanding and getting support for bipolar

Young Minds
Bipolar UK
NHS

Useful information for parents and carers

Bipolar UK
RCPSYCH
Help Guide

Useful apps

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker