Bipolar Disorder

Whilst Bipolar Disorder affects approximately 3% of the Australian population, there is now emerging evidence that it is more common than previously thought and often misdiagnosed.

Bipolar disorder usually affects a person’s mood, energy and sleep. It can result in extremes of mood (“highs and lows”), which tend to affect the person’s function.

There are different types of Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar I and II) and treatment is usually guided by symptoms and type of Bipolar Disorder.

Treatments usually include medication (mood-stabilising medication), as well as, psychological therapies to help regulate sleep/ energy etc. If you require psychological treatment for mood disorders, please follow this link