Bipolar Scotland - West Lothian

13/06/2019 20:00 - 22:00     Bathgate

The group meets 2nd Thursday of every month 7-9pm at Bathgate Partnership Centre, South Bridge Street, Bathgate.

Bipolar disorder,sometimes known as manic depression, is a mental illness characterised by significant mood swings including manic highs and depressive lows. The majority of individuals with bipolar disorder experience alternating episodes of mania and depression. It is estimated that 2 to 3% of the population are affected by bipolar disorder. 

Both men and women of any age and from any social or ethnic background can develop the illness. The symptoms can first occur and then reoccur when work, studies, family or emotional pressures are at their greatest. In women it can also be triggered by childbirth or during the menopause.

The key to coping with bipolar disorder is an early diagnosis, acceptance of the illness and adapting your lifestyle so you are in control of the symptoms as much as possible. Management of the illness can be achieved through strategies involving medication, psychological therapies and self management.

Bipolar Scotland - West Lothian
  • Bathgate Partnership Centre,
    South Bridge Street,
    Bathgate, EH48 1TS
  • 0141 560 2050

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