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Bipolar Depression


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You're
not alone
with
bipolar depression
Bipolar Depression
is the
16th
most common reason
for therapy

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20/01/2020
166
males

with bipolar depression
talk to therapists

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20/01/2020
206
females

with bipolar depression
talk to therapists

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20/01/2020

Causes

Genes
Events
abuse, bereavement, illness
Negativity
Brain
chemical imbalance
Personality
Uncertain
Combination
of causes
nhs.uk

Symptoms

Thoughts
Disinterest
in activities
Distraction
or indecisiveness
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughtsvisit samaritans.org
Feelings
Agitation
Depression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
Distress
significant
Guilt
or worthlessness
Tiredness
Behaviours
Impairment
significant
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease
psychiatry.org

Diagnosis

Adults
Primary SymptomsDepression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
orDisinterestin activities
and 3 (or more) ofAgitation
Distraction
or indecisiveness
Distress
significant
orImpairmentsignificant
Guilt
or worthlessness
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughts
Tiredness
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease
2 (or more) weeks, most days

Symptoms are not due to another condition or a substance

psychiatry.org
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for bipolar depression

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 16-20 sessions

109 therapists
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20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Interpersonal Therapy
for bipolar depression

For life events
Focus on the past or present
Adults 16-20 sessions

2 therapists
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20/01/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 20 January 2020
Next check 01 January 2021