Did you know that one in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and on average 1.3 percent of the population of the UK will at some point develop manic depression, now known as bipolar disorder?
Most people first become unwell with bipolar disorder when they are in their mid-teens and twenties. However, as bipolar is so difficult to diagnose, it is common for many people to go a decade or more without receiving a formal medical diagnosis. Some ten percent of all teenagers with recurring depression will go on to develop bipolar disorder during their lives.
The illness can affect anyone—from the young to the very old, male or female. It is important to know about and understand the condition, so you feel better equipped to deal with the illness. Information is power in dealing with this disease.
- What is Bipolar Disorder ?
- Depression: The Black Cloud
- A Personal Journey into a Psychiatric Ward
- Family and Friends
- Positive Images
- The Recovery Process
- Disabling Aspects of Bipolar Disorder - Case Studies
- Enabling Aspects of Bipolar Disorder
- Networking with Health Professionals