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Welcome to Creative CBT. This is the website of therapist/life coach Benjamin Mathews. Benjamin specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy via the internet. If you are new, why not check out the Getting started tab on the right hand side? Alternatively, click here if you would like to contact Benjamin or make an appointment.

Bipolar Disorder Comic

Bipolar Disorder Comic
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder associated with extreme mood swings, often highs and lows. Some of the symptoms of the manic phase can include inflated self-esteem, increased talkativity, racing thoughts, distractability, increased libido, increased engagement in high risk behaviours (e.g. unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, foolish business investments). Previously this disorder had been known as manic depression.

With any mental health condition. having a label or diagnosis doesn't always help. It is important to note that there is a lot of variation with symptoms for different sufferers. Each person is unique in their presentation and their condition. Your life situation is unique to you. For me personally, growing up I had several close friends and loved ones with bipolar disorder. I believe that it was this influence that led me to study psychology and inspired me to become a therapist and life coach.

Bipolar disorder is a serious disorder, and if you believe you are suffering from this disorder, please consider seeing your GP or therapy.

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Up/Down: A Documentary about Bipolar Disorder
Video: Overcoming Depression with CBT Techniques
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