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Psychology

Research project: Psychological approaches in Bipolar Disorder

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This research is looking at the psychological mechanisms involved with Bipolar Disorder, and how psychological therapies may be used as a treatment.

This research stream is also examining the impact of financial difficulties in Bipolar Disorder and the psychological factors that might lead to impulsive spending in this population.

This research is also looking at the effectiveness of psychological therapies for Bipolar Disorder. 

BLOGS

https://www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/bipolar-financial-difficulties-research-findings/

 

VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGclYO60ays&t=18s

 

WEBINARS:

Financial difficulties and Impulsive Spending in Bipolar Disorder: A Psychological Understanding. Webinar for International Bipolar Foundation, June 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQNPqx_mmcE&list=PLFbeQlTqQPGQJnIxihGZJX25tZ-eP4K2S&index=9
 

Presentation on ‘Money and Bipolar Disorder’ for CREST BD. 13/10/2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INrNU7soVbM

Gambling and Bipolar Disorder. Webinar for CrestBD, 9/05/2022. #TalkBD: Gambling & Bipolar Disorder (w/ Dr. Luke Clark) 🎰 - YouTube


Panel member for International Society for Bipolar Disorder headline talk 'To tell or not to tell: An experts by experience Panel'. Online international conference, 12/06/2022.

PODCASTS

MEDIA

• 2019 Research on Impulsive Spending in Bipolar covered by Portsmouth News. https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/health/compulsive-spending-and-bipolar-disorder-are-linked-new-solent-nhs-trust-study-finds-1-9000315

REPORTS

• Bipolar group work quoted in ‘Who’s job is it anyway?’ report by  Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (2017).https://www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/debt-advice-in-mental-health-settings/

• I analysed data and helped write the report for Bipolar UK's 'Bipolar Diagnosis Matters' reports in 2021: https://www.bipolaruk.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=afa4ab1e-eb99-4a6e-8af1-79f4472d25e5

• I analysed data and helped write the report for Bipolar UK's 'Hidden in Plain Sight' reports in 2022: https://www.bipolaruk.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=a5fd744f-2e23-43c2-b3b4-e9a8d03cfe1e

Memberships and Expert involvement

  • I am a member of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Taskforce for Psychological Interventions.
  • I am part of the Bipolar UK Commission member. Member of commission of experts on Bipolar Disorder for the charity Bipolar UK. Involved in designing surveys and lobbying to improve treatments for those with Bipolar Disorder. https://www.bipolaruk.org/who-is-involved
  • I am a network member for Crest BD, a Canadian based international organisation aimed to develop collaborative research and exchange knowledge about Bipolar Disorder. https://www.crestbd.ca/about/team/thomas-richardson/

 

Related project(s)

Financial difficulties and mental health problems

 

 

 

Related research groups

Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CiMH)

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