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Bereavement The death of someone close to you can be emotionally devastating. You might find you experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms as you come to terms with your loss. The links below are to our information on specific conditions and symptoms that some people experience when they are going through a bereavement.

Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental health problem that mainly affects your mood. If you have bipolar disorder, you are likely to have times where you experience:

  • manic or hypomanic episodes (feeling high)
  • depressive episodes (feeling low)
  • potentially some psychotic symptoms during manic or depressed episodes

Depression

Depressed thoughts, feelings and behaviours

Depressing thoughts can include such thoughts about being:

  • Life being absolutely pointless.
  • Death / Suicide
  • A destructive person.
  • Completely unlovable and worthless.
  • Punished.
  • Useless.
  • Constantly used and abused.
  • Unable to alter or have control over situations.
  • Disliked.
  • Ugly.
  • Fat.
  • Repulsive.
  • Catastrophes.
  • Accidents.
  • Illness

Depressed feelings also include feelings of:

  • Numbness.
  • Anger.
  • Worry.
  • Failure.
  • Helplessness.
  • Dissatisfaction.
  • Being out of control.
  • Self hatred.
  • Being out of control.
  • Guilt.
  • Being overwhelmed.
  • Shame.

Depressed behaviours include:

  • Unable to carry out simple tasks or make decisions.
  • Overeating, drinking alcohol or taking drugs.
  • Staying in bed.
  • Not having any motivation to do anything.
  • Crying a lot or being unable to cry.
  • Not being able to sleep or waking up very early.
  • Self isolation, avoiding people.

Loneliness Feeling lonely isn't in itself a mental health problem, but the two are strongly linked. Having a mental health problem increases your chance of feeling lonely, and feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your mental health.

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