About Bipolar Awareness
Bipolar disorder is a condition that causes both depression and mania to its sufferers. This training course enlightens the causes and effects of this condition and attitudes towards it. By the end of it, candidates will identify those suffering from this condition and provide the appropriate treatment and support.
How long will this course take?
This course is 5 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This training is aimed towards staff who work with those who suffer from bipolar disorder, such as in the care, social services and child care industries.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered are the causes and effects of bipolar disorder, understanding symptoms, characteristics and diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, and understanding of depression and mania.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Bipolar Awareness Course Outline
- What is Bipolar Disorder?
- Causes and effects (psychological, physical and mental).
- Symptoms, characteristics and diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.
- Dealing with Bipolar Disorder long term.
- Attitudes towards Bipolar Disorder.
- Negative connections such as suicide, drug use, anxiety, self-harm, etc.
- Treatment options, such as medication, lifestyle changes and therapy.
- Understanding of depression and mania.
Bipolar Awareness FAQs
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar Disorder is a condition that affects sufferers with phases of both mania and depression.
What are some of the effects of Bipolar Disorder?
Some of the effects of this condition are feelings of irritability, aggressiveness, guilt, severe sadness and loss of interest in activities they normally enjoy; it is also possible to have contrast feelings not long after/before those negative ones, so it is possible to feel like they are in an excessively good mood, hyperactive and easily distracted.
How can you diagnose Bipolar Disorder?
Currently, it is impossible to diagnose this condition through blood tests or brain scans, so it is only possible to diagnose it through symptoms, course of illness and family history. There are four different types of bipolar disorder, depending on how symptoms present (and how long for) they are sorted into the different types of Bipolar disorder.
Is there a cure for Bipolar Disorder?
No, there is no cure for this condition. However, it can be treatable with psychotherapy and medications, these keep the symptoms at bay. Bipolar disorder needs to have a continuous treatment, otherwise it can become difficult to control the symptoms and how it affects the sufferers.