Bipolar disorder is a medical condition affecting your moods. It involves episodes in which you swing from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression).
When depressed your mood will be marked by feelings of extreme lethargy and despair, which could lead to thoughts of suicide.
When experiencing mania your mood will be severely elevated, which can lead to impulsive and extravagant behavior and increased risk taking.
If you think you may be have bipolar disorder, complete the Open Door online referral form or make an appointment with your doctor.
The Open Door Team can discuss psychological treatment and practical advice with you.
Your doctor can also discuss treatment and medication, which can be very effective in treating the main symptoms of depression and mania. You may also find long term mood stabilisers effective.
Call 999 for emergency services - or for security services on campus call 01904 32 3333 or use the Safezone app.
Who to contact
For initial Open Door appointments please complete the online referral form which is on the Help and Support page.
Sally Baldwin Block B
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322140
Term Time: Monday - Friday 9am - 10.00pm
Vacation Times: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Please note we are closed weekends and Bank Holidays.
You may find that you enjoy mania and the enhanced creativity and productivity it brings. This may lead you to think there is nothing wrong at all, until your mood starts to change.
There are several options for treating bipolar disorder, but there are also things you can do to help yourself: