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Bipolar Depression

Bipolar depression can be a reoccurring illness sometimes the changes from lows to highs can be sudden but other times more gradual.  This can be characterised by cycles of clinical depression followed by mania or excessive excitability.

Symptoms of bipolar depression

Symptoms of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder can include:

  • Low mood or sadness
  • Having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself
  • Having no motivation or interest in things
  • Feeling irritable and intolerant of others
  • Problems concentrating
  • Poor performance and frequent absences from work

Who is at risk?

There's no single reason why people suffer with clinical depression and it can affect anyone at any time. However, research has identified several factors associated with an increased risk for depression:

  • Family history
  • Early childhood trauma
  • Negative life events
  • Alcoholism
  • Residence
  • Marital status
  • Work status
  • Physical illness


Many patients require individual sessions with a mental health specialist. Dr de Silva would conduct a comprehensive assessment and explain her conclusions to you .She would discuss the treatment options taking into consideration your views and what she considers the optimum treatment for you. Treatment would generally include medication, or individual therapy or both. You would be reviewed regularly by Dr de Silva to monitor your progress.

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Contact us now to see how Dr de Silva and her team can help with bipolar depression or call us for free confidential advice on 0207 1298 114

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