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Let's Talk About CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: what it is, what it's not and how it can be useful.


Mar 29, 2020

Note: This episode was recorded before government guidance on restricting travel due to coronavirus.

We all experience ups and downs in mood, but what happens when the highs are so high and the lows are so low that it really interferes with your life? In this episode we hear from Cate Catmore and Professor Steven Jones about CBT for bipolar disorder.


Show notes

For more resources check out these links below.


Coping with bipolar disorder by Steve Jones, Peter Haywood and Dominic Lam


Overcoming Mood Swings by Jan Scott


Online resources

NICE guidelines on bipolar are summarised here


Cate spoke about mindfulness. You can hear more about mindfulness-based cognitive therapies here


This BPS report is called Understanding Bipolar Disorder


Recovery toolkit for friends and relatives of someone with bipolar disorder based on research at Lancaster University


Guardian article on CBT for bipolar disorder by Lucy from a few years ago


If you’d like to read more academic journal articles this range of papers about bipolar disorder has been made free until 30th April 2020 from the BABCP journals


The photo is by Claire Satera on Unsplash

This episode was produced by Lucy Maddox.