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The University of Southampton

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. Tom Richardson is part of Bipolar UK commission






Financial difficulties and Impulsive Spending in Bipolar Disorder: A Psychological Understanding. Webinar for International Bipolar Foundation, June 2020.

Presentation on ‘Money and Bipolar Disorder’ for CREST BD. 13/10/2020.


2020 interviewed by Depression and Bipolar Alliance.


• 2019 Research on Impulsive Spending in Bipolar covered by Portsmouth News.


• Bipolar group work quoted in ‘Who’s job is it anyway?’ report by  Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (2017).

•I helped write this report for Bipolar UK

Related project(s)

Financial difficulties and mental health problems




Related research groups

Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CiMH)

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