Bipolar Disorder can be a difficult illness to both diagnose and to understand as there are variations in the symptoms and treatment. The first step is to ensure a proper diagnosis so that other possible conditions can be ruled out and a bespoke treatment plan can be created.
The symptoms of Bipolar Disorder are unique to the individual and so should the treatment of Bipolar. Research as shown that Mindfulness Training can alleviate anxiety symptoms and that both depressive and mania symptoms can be reduced by Mindfulness Training. At Clinical Partners, our Clinical Psychologist, Dr Tamara Russell specialises in Mindfulness-based approaches to help clients suffering from Bipolar.
Late-life depression can sometime be thought of as normal or inevitable but it shouldn't be and it can be successfully treated. Depression in later life can increase other physical illnesses so it is important to seek help and a proper assessment to identify the root cause of the problem. At Clinical Partners we have a team of qualified and empathetic therapists and psychiatrists with experience and expertise in this area who can help you.
For many people self harm is an issue difficult to understand. For those who self-harm it may feel like an addiction. It brings a release of emotion but only in the short-term. You want to stop but you don't know how to and it's the only thing that makes you feel better. If this is how you feel then please seek help. You don't deserve to feel like this and you can deal with life without hurting yourself. There is help available to you.