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What are the main signs of bipolar disorder?

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Consultant psychologist Elena Touroni outlines the main symptoms of bipolar disorder, in particular the manic phase where people exhibit an escalated high mood or behaviour that is not typical for them. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy

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The main signs of bipolar disorder that are really important to spot is beginning to feel unreal, beginning to feel that dangerous situations are not actually dangerous. So for instance, sometimes people might be on the top of a very tall building and think, “Oh gosh, I could actually fly.” Or they might… they might be not sleeping at night. That is a very common symptom that actually their mood is beginning to escalate and get very, very high. They might begin to really spend far more money than they used to under normal… in their kind of day-to-day life, normal circumstances. They might just generally begin to observe a whole range of behaviours that are not typically them. And that’s usually the symptom that they are entering a manic phase, and that that’s the point to seek help.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.