Bipolar disorder usually starts between 15 and 30 years of age.It's more prevalent in those teens who have a family history of mood disorder or psychiatric problems. There are a few different styles of group available. This recent DBSA report on bipolar group support describes how much support groups can help, and offers evidence that peer support can be effective, and help reduce bipolar symptoms.
Jordan talked openly about his feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and worthlessness.If you're feeling suicidal or having severe depressive symptoms, contact your GP, care co-ordinator or local mental health emergency services as soon as possible.If you want to talk to someone confidentially, call the Samaritans, free of charge, on 116 123.She also started Jordan in regular cognitive psychotherapy sessions to help educate him and his parents about the mood disorder and its treatment.Bipolar disorder is characterized by dramatic or unusual mood swings between major depression and extreme elation, or mania. They can come on slowly or quickly, within hours to days.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.