The majority of the
information used on BipolarAware.co.uk can be found on www.psychguides.com.
From the - "Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients
Thanks to The Norfolk Mental
Health Care NHS Trust - www.nmhct.nhs.uk.
Some information I was given was also used on this site.
An in-depth site about the
early-onset of bipolar disorder. The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek. www.thebalancedmind.org
- The Mental Health Foundation's website.
The UK's National association
for Mental Health. The leading mental health charity in England and Wales:
- The Manic Depression Fellowship.
The official Alcoholics Anonymous website for the UK. www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
www.depressionalliance.org - The Depression Alliance is the leading UK charity for people affected by depression. The charity is currently supported by Stephen Fry and Jo Brand.
www.electroboy.com - Manic depression plagued Andy Behrman, author of "Electroboy" a young
bipolar man who had 19 electroshocks and lost memory after involvement
in counterfeiting, jail time, house arrest, hospitalization, and finally
- An unusual autobiography that is a positive account of living with and
learning to manage a manic/depression/bipolar disorder and highlights
the importance of good psychiatric treatment, the role of support and
the value of self management as vital aids to recovery and stabilising
the condition. An engaging, informative and, on occasion, amusing autobiography,
it offers hope and reassurance.
Lancashire Early Intervention Service - The service is designed to ensure better, more effective treatment for people in the early stages of mental illness and reassure service-users, between the ages of 16-35, about their recovery. Promoting Optimism through to Recovery.
The British Association for
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies for their thought provoking
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(National Institutes of
Health) for use of information from their pamphlet.
A BIG BIG THANKS to my MUM
for looking after me during my episodes of bipolar disorder, and seeing
me through my darkest hours. You're the greatest!!
Also a big thanks to rest of my family for support and encouragement.
Thanks to Paula and Andy for
braving my digs at Stoke-On-Trent to recover my possessions! Thanks to
my brother Nigel for his knowledge and wisdom(and
not just in computers!). Thanks Bro!
The bipolar disorder group I attended. If it wasn't for the group you
wouldn't be reading this right now. Thanks Dr Anne Palmer(Consultant Clinical
Psychologist) who ran the group for the information and support. Also
to Brigette Williams, Stephen Bazire and all the people who attended the
group(you know who you are ;-).
Thanks to everyone at B.T.C.V. Norwich for helping me to get back on
my feet and into the community. Long live the Norfolk Conservation Project
and their world renowned Jolly days! Go to www.btcv.org
for more information.
Published 2nd May 2001