The life expectancy of people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
This episode discusses themes around the paper: 'Mortality gap for people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia'.
Relationships, trust and bipolar
Claire tells her story of how a strong relationship has helped her cope with her bipolar.
Mental health statistics: bipolar
Formerly known as manic depression, bipolar is a mood disorder. Around 4 million people in the UK live with bipolar.
Victoria's story: family love
Victoria has bipolar, while her husband has depression. Their relationships with each other and their family help them through, however.
What it's like to have bipolar, by people who have bipolar30 March 2016, Chris O'Sullivan
A number of people who have or have had bipolar spoke to Chris O'Sullivan about the impact it's had on them and give advice as to the best way to manage it.
Liz's story: Living with bipolar
I didn't have any history of mental ill health until 2002, when I had depression and was prescribed Prozac. A year later, a series of events led me to become manic and psychotic: my relationship ended, I moved house, I experienced bullying at work for four years, was promoted and I needed to have my nose reconstructed following a sporting injury. I became 'hyper' but initially neither me nor my friends thought that anything was wrong as I had always been very lively and active. My boss realised that something was wrong and called my parents in order to take me to the doctors. At this time, my...
Lily's story: How a self-management course changed my life
Lily was living in a homeless hostel with no ambition or goals and she tried to take her own life.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health problem that mainly affects your mood. It can make you experience extreme highs and extreme lows. It used to be called manic depression.