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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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18/02/2020
166
males

with bipolar depression
talk to therapists

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18/02/2020
206
females

with bipolar depression
talk to therapists

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18/02/2020

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
2
Disinterest
in activities
2
Distraction
or indecisiveness
1
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughts
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Feelings
1
Agitation
2
Depression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
1
Distress
significant
2
Guilt
or worthlessness
2
Tiredness
Behaviours
1
Impairment
significant
1
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
1
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease
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Causes

1
Genes
2
Events
triggers include abuse, bereavement, hypersomnia, insomnia, separation
0
Brain
chemical imbalance
2
Uncertain
1
Combination
of causes
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Diagnosis

Adults

For 2 (or more) weeks, most days:

Depression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
orDisinterestin activities
3 (or more) of:Agitation
Distraction
or indecisiveness
Distress
significant
orImpairmentsignificant
Guilt
or worthlessness
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughts
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Tiredness
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


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

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 16-20 sessions

93 therapists
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nice.org.uk recommends
Interpersonal Therapy
for bipolar depression

For life eventsFocus on the past or presentAdults 16-20 sessions

2 therapists
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18/02/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 18 February 2020
Next check 01 January 2021