Being Bipolar – 1 of 3 – Every person is different – #Channel4 #Bipolar

Regarding the UK’s Channel 4 programme, “Being Bipolar” that was shown on 6th March 2015:

I tend to agree with journalist, Yvette Caster, as she shares her personal experiences as a person diagnosed as bipolar. Yvette writes,

The talking cure can help to an extent but, for me at least, the doing cure is far more effective.

As in taking dance classes to cheer me up, singing, going to bed before 11pm, avoiding too much alcohol, not smoking, never taking drugs, taking baths, meditating, swimming, walking and, crucially, working.

This last bit of ‘therapy’ has helped me more than any amount of sitting in a room with a lady with inadvisable style choices attempting to answer personal questions ever could.

Regular, productive activity that gives you a sense of achievement and purpose is crucial to happiness, bipolar or no.

Yvette’s full article is here: London-Metro-Newspaper

A 40 second preview on youtube:

About Roger Smith (in the UK)
Helping you to think about bipolar disorder in different ways so that we can eliminate the disorder and eventually eliminate the need for this diagnosis.

4 Responses to Being Bipolar – 1 of 3 – Every person is different – #Channel4 #Bipolar

  1. Alien says:

    All good advise… My chemist thinks vitamin supplements can sometimes help… Help in reducing medication needs…Allan


  2. Alien says:

    ….also don’t drink stimulants like coffee!


  3. Caffeine has kind of been my ‘drug of choice’ for years, but really though you are so right… Coffee is something to minimize if we are to get our moods under control. It seems it is not just the caffeine – there are other things in coffee that can also disrupt moods.
    Yesterday I had a caffeine free day… I slept slightly better and am more alert this morning than after almost any day when I use caffeine.
    Sometime I am keen to share what I have learned about caffeine addiction and ways to come off or reduce dependence on this mood altering drug.
    I am not saying that everyone needs to stop having it, but like any drug people need to understand it before deciding how much to rely on it.


  4. Margaret Taylor says:

    I stopped drinking coffee 25 years ago when I had trouble with anxiety and panic attacks. Rarely, do I have one now and I don’t miss it a bit. A cup a tea is soothing to me, whether it be orange pekoe, chamomile or Bengal spice.


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