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Bipolar disorder

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by xtra, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. xtra

    xtra New commenter

    I am a head of department and I have been on anti-depressants for the past year and have made two suicide attempts in the last 6 months. I don't want to go into too much detail here but I've been off work for 2 months with severe depression. During an appointment with my psychiatrist today it was suggested that I may have bipolar disorder. I am due to go for further test but am worried about how this will affect my career. Can anyone advise?
     
  2. xtra

    xtra New commenter

    I am a head of department and I have been on anti-depressants for the past year and have made two suicide attempts in the last 6 months. I don't want to go into too much detail here but I've been off work for 2 months with severe depression. During an appointment with my psychiatrist today it was suggested that I may have bipolar disorder. I am due to go for further test but am worried about how this will affect my career. Can anyone advise?
     
  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    It will have much less affect on career than suicide.
     
  4. Ruthie66

    Ruthie66 New commenter

    Dear xtra
    I have PM'd you
    Ruthie
     
  5. i have a relative with bi-polar. when medicated properly it doesn't affect her job at all. i know another lady with bi-polar who refuses to take medication and she has been unfit for work for years now. it is classed as a disability so it shouldn't affect your chances of promotion/changing schools when you declare it on medical forms.
     

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