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What is bipolar disorder?

30 Mar 2022

What is bipolar disorder?

Over one million people in the UK have bipolar disorder. It is a common mental health condition that causes unusual changes in mood and behaviour. It is characterised by mood episodes where patients experience both lows (depression) and highs (mania).

Bipolar is classified by some psychiatrists as bipolar 1 and …

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Inquiry examines 1,500 deaths in Essex mental health services

28 Mar 2022

Inquiry examines 1,500 deaths in Essex mental health services

A public inquiry has learned of the deaths of 1,500 people who were in the care of Essex mental health services over a 21-year period.

The Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry is the first of its kind in England and is investigating matters surrounding the deaths of mental health inpatients …

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10 Tips to improve your sleep

18 Mar 2022

10 Tips to improve your sleep

Studies have estimated that around a third of the general population have difficulties getting to sleep or staying asleep (insomnia). So whilst it can feel like a lonely experience lying awake at night, there are many people who have a similar experience.

This article was written by Dr Bryony Sheaves and …

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Mental health slipping down the agenda

15 Mar 2022

Mental health slipping down the agenda

Figures from NHS Digital have shown a 15% rise in the number of referrals to specialist mental health services last year. For the first time, the number of children and adolescents being referred topped one million.

With an estimated 1.4 million people still waiting for treatment, the figures prompted the …

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