Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (once known as manic depression) is a mood disorder characterised by mood swings from extreme highs (manic phase) to extreme lows (depressive phase). It’s a frightening condition for both the sufferer and family and friends, but it is possible to effectively treat and manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder.

If you feel that you may be suffering from bipolar disorder, our experienced bipolar specialist at our Canary Wharf clinic can help get your life back on track. Consultant psychiatrist, Dr Irina Panihhidina is highly trained and experienced in bipolar disorder, mood disorders, and complex depression.

The symptoms of bipolar disorder vary between the two different phases. Symptoms of the manic phase include exaggerated euphoria, insomnia, racing ideas and reckless behaviour. Symptoms of the depressed phase include frequent crying and low mood, lethargy, and obsessive thought patterns. If you think you may be experiencing the symptoms of bipolar disorder, it’s important to get help immediately.

It’s important that bipolar disorder is diagnosed correctly, as the wrong treatment could make symptoms worse.

Dr Panihhidina will thoroughly investigate your family medical history, mood swings, thyroid issue and drug use to diagnose and treat bipolar disorder.

A key part of the treatment process is establishing what may have triggered a bipolar episode and working to reduce its impact. The goals of bipolar treatment are to reduce the severity of episodes, reduce the frequency of episodes, avoid the cycling from one phase to another, and to improve quality of life.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the causes of bipolar disorder?
What are the symptoms of the manic phase of bipolar disorder?
What are the symptoms of the depressed phase of bipolar disorder?
Is bipolar disorder curable?
What non-medical treatments are available for bipolar disorder?
Who is Dr Irina Panihhidina?
 

Why LycaHealth Mental Health?

  • Highly experienced psychiatrists
  • Superior equipment
  • State of the art facilities
  • High quality personal care
  • Convenient locations

Frequently asked questions

What are the causes of bipolar disorder?
What are the symptoms of the manic phase of bipolar disorder?
What are the symptoms of the depressed phase of bipolar disorder?
Is bipolar disorder curable?
What non-medical treatments are available for bipolar disorder?
Who is Dr Irina Panihhidina?
 

What our clients say

“After my bipolar episodes started becoming worse, I decided to see Dr Panihhidina. A few sessions in it became clear that I’d previously been diagnosed incorrectly at another clinic. My medication was altered, and I have already seen improvements. I’m really pleased with how she has handled my treatment and I am continuing to see her on an ongoing basis at the moment.”

Afua, Greater London.