Bipolar is a Diagnosis used to refer to various patterns of Mood Disorders, characterised by alternating episodes of Mania or Hypomania and Depression.

Mania refers to a an elevated Mood State that may be described as feeling 'high' and is sometimes accompanied by risky or Self-Destructive Behaviours.

Depression is most often described as a significant feeling of low Mood / Energy and / or loss of Interest. There are various other possible Symptoms of Depression including Cognitive Symptoms such as poor Concentration and Memory, as well as Physical Symptoms such as Psychomotor Agitation / Retardation and / or Weight Loss / Gain.

Sometimes Bipolar & Depression can result as a manifestation of untreated Anxiety and Stress over significant time. There are various other possible causes including Psychological, Social, Environmental and Biological Factors to consider.

The various forms of Mood Therapy Treatment include Mindfulness and other Cognitive Psychological Techniques, Behavioural strategies, Social and other Systemic support as well as Physical and Biological approaches.

Significant unresolved Emotional issues after underlie Bipolar & Depression. Therapy for Bipolar involves facilitating the integration of conflicting Emotions and developing Psychological and Behavioural skills to better regulate Emotional responses to life Events.

Motivational Interviewing is a Therapeutic Technique that draws out and builds Awareness of our innate Interests. By developing Connections with what genuinely interests us, we are more able to plan and work towards fulfilling Goals and to realise Happiness in the Present Moment.

Behavioural approaches for Depression include Behavioural Activation. This involves breaking down a large and seemingly unmanageable or daunting Task together, into a set of easily achievable smaller steps. When put together these smaller steps add up to the achievement of the large Goal.

Social Support Groups and other Systemic Interventions can prove highly effective in reducing Depression through their ‘Normalisation’ of Depression Symptoms as well as the stimulating effect that Socialisation has on the Central Nervous System.

Nutrition, Physical Exercise, Physical Contact and correct Dietary Supplementation are all effective Physical means of treating Bipolar & Depression.

Occasionally Medications are appropriate for severe Clinical Psychological and Psychiatric symptoms.