Bipolar Disorder Counselling in Birmingham

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Keyong Ma
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
020 4538 4999 View 020 4538 4999
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Melissa Steyn
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I have experience in working with eating disorders, ADHD, autism, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bipolar Disorder, addictions, self-abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, social anxiety, grief and loss, bullying, childhood sexual abuse, narcissistic abuse, domestic abuse and rape.
I work from a Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training. Moreover, I work holistically thus exploring the mind-body connection; alongside helping clients to gain a better understanding of the automatic nervous system (ANS) and more importantly to learn how to regulate their nervous system.
I have experience in working with eating disorders, ADHD, autism, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bipolar Disorder, addictions, self-abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, social anxiety, grief and loss, bullying, childhood sexual abuse, narcissistic abuse, domestic abuse and rape.
I work from a Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training. Moreover, I work holistically thus exploring the mind-body connection; alongside helping clients to gain a better understanding of the automatic nervous system (ANS) and more importantly to learn how to regulate their nervous system.
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Mandy Ross
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B9
Are you feeling confused, stuck, in low spirits, struggling with choices? Perhaps you’re finding it difficult to manage your feelings or feel you could be living more fully. We all face challenging times in our lives when it can be hard to find our way. I offer professional, confidential counselling with warmth, understanding, sensitivity and respect for people of diverse identities and backgrounds. I aim to work with you in a safe, supportive way, without judgement, to build a trusting relationship, and explore the difficulties you face.
Are you feeling confused, stuck, in low spirits, struggling with choices? Perhaps you’re finding it difficult to manage your feelings or feel you could be living more fully. We all face challenging times in our lives when it can be hard to find our way. I offer professional, confidential counselling with warmth, understanding, sensitivity and respect for people of diverse identities and backgrounds. I aim to work with you in a safe, supportive way, without judgement, to build a trusting relationship, and explore the difficulties you face.
0121 817 2885 View 0121 817 2885
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Laura Marsden
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14
I understand how visible and hidden stresses also changing circumstances within our lives can often result in difficult experiences which impact on our mental and physical health. My experience is in working with adults and young people, individually on a range of presenting issues including trauma, trauma related issues or symptoms (such as PTSD), anxiety, depression, personality adaptations or disorders, as well as other mental health symptoms. In addition to this have experience of working with relationship issues, family issues, bereavement, grief and loss and also of working with neurodiversity within the therapeutic setting.
I understand how visible and hidden stresses also changing circumstances within our lives can often result in difficult experiences which impact on our mental and physical health. My experience is in working with adults and young people, individually on a range of presenting issues including trauma, trauma related issues or symptoms (such as PTSD), anxiety, depression, personality adaptations or disorders, as well as other mental health symptoms. In addition to this have experience of working with relationship issues, family issues, bereavement, grief and loss and also of working with neurodiversity within the therapeutic setting.
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Elizabeth Doggart Associates Ltd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
0121 285 7990 View 0121 285 7990
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Mahalia Hamilton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B11  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Mahalia. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. Sometimes we need space to feel heard, sometimes we need space to think and be present with ourselves. I am non-judgemental regardless of my own values and beliefs. As your therapist I will accept you for who you are and meet you with empathy. I will be with you in your chaos, in your binding and I will be patient with your process. With a person-centred approach I welcome people from all walks of life providing empathy, honesty, and unconditional positive regard.
Hello, I am Mahalia. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. Sometimes we need space to feel heard, sometimes we need space to think and be present with ourselves. I am non-judgemental regardless of my own values and beliefs. As your therapist I will accept you for who you are and meet you with empathy. I will be with you in your chaos, in your binding and I will be patient with your process. With a person-centred approach I welcome people from all walks of life providing empathy, honesty, and unconditional positive regard.
07961 851064 View 07961 851064
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Joe Mimnagh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B29
I entered the world of psychotherapy so I could manage and eventually overcome the painful emotions and thoughts that I had experienced. If this is the case for you, then psychotherapy can help you explore uncomfortable feelings that have held you back from living life to the full. Life often throws the unexpected at us, be it through relationships, either personal or professional, we sometimes find it difficult to cope alone and need the support to help us through this difficult time.
I entered the world of psychotherapy so I could manage and eventually overcome the painful emotions and thoughts that I had experienced. If this is the case for you, then psychotherapy can help you explore uncomfortable feelings that have held you back from living life to the full. Life often throws the unexpected at us, be it through relationships, either personal or professional, we sometimes find it difficult to cope alone and need the support to help us through this difficult time.
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Alison Rolfe
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14
Often clients come to me when they are seeking deep or broad change in themselves. They have often tried more brief forms of therapy, including CBT. Commonly, this has helped but not enough, and there is a wish or a need to get to something deeper over a longer period of time. I work with a range of presenting issues, most commonly depression, anxiety and 'people pleasing', stuckness and relationship problems. What my clients tend to have in common is a wish to understand themselves at some depth, including how the past is unconsciously impacting on their present lives. This forms the starting point for change in the self.
Often clients come to me when they are seeking deep or broad change in themselves. They have often tried more brief forms of therapy, including CBT. Commonly, this has helped but not enough, and there is a wish or a need to get to something deeper over a longer period of time. I work with a range of presenting issues, most commonly depression, anxiety and 'people pleasing', stuckness and relationship problems. What my clients tend to have in common is a wish to understand themselves at some depth, including how the past is unconsciously impacting on their present lives. This forms the starting point for change in the self.
0121 661 5876 View 0121 661 5876
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Fianna Pacheco
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
Are you going through difficult times? Do you feel anxious, depressed and/or angry? Are you unhappy with your life? Are your emotions getting in the way of your goals? Are you interested in trying to understand yourself better to help relieve your symptoms? I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, anger and other issues in adults and young people. Talking about your problems can help you rebuild your self-confidence and achieve a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationships. Through self-reflection, we analyse the past and how you are now.
Are you going through difficult times? Do you feel anxious, depressed and/or angry? Are you unhappy with your life? Are your emotions getting in the way of your goals? Are you interested in trying to understand yourself better to help relieve your symptoms? I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, anger and other issues in adults and young people. Talking about your problems can help you rebuild your self-confidence and achieve a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationships. Through self-reflection, we analyse the past and how you are now.
0121 227 4252 View 0121 227 4252
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Hope Peckover
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Hi, my name is Hope. I know, a pretty good name for a therapist! I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. My aim and approach in therapy is to help you find your own path to the life you wish to live. We are all uniquely different and have different reactions to life and life events. I can help you work through some things you might find difficult. For example: Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Relationship Issues. In order to heal and progress, we must first understand our emotions, what they are and where they come from. From here can make decisions to do something different, to break the patterns that no longer serve us in our life.
Hi, my name is Hope. I know, a pretty good name for a therapist! I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. My aim and approach in therapy is to help you find your own path to the life you wish to live. We are all uniquely different and have different reactions to life and life events. I can help you work through some things you might find difficult. For example: Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Relationship Issues. In order to heal and progress, we must first understand our emotions, what they are and where they come from. From here can make decisions to do something different, to break the patterns that no longer serve us in our life.
0121 752 9182 View 0121 752 9182
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Laura Gwilt
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
Hi, I'm Laura! In a compassionate and authentic setting, my work involves empowering children, young people and adults. Individuals with whom I work with are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe environment, leading to improved psychological well-being. I have worked with children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma and abuse, whilst being trained in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Authenticity and honesty are amongst my main priorities during treatment, ensuring clients leave therapy feeling informed and confident in managing their mental wellbeing.
Hi, I'm Laura! In a compassionate and authentic setting, my work involves empowering children, young people and adults. Individuals with whom I work with are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe environment, leading to improved psychological well-being. I have worked with children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma and abuse, whilst being trained in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Authenticity and honesty are amongst my main priorities during treatment, ensuring clients leave therapy feeling informed and confident in managing their mental wellbeing.
01564 335976 View 01564 335976
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Andrew Peter Murray
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B33
You have made it this far because you have realised that this issue is now causing you emotional or psychological pain.  You owe it to yourself to take the next step and go and reach out for help whether it be with myself or another therapist.  Don't let yourself down any longer,  I wish you well and know from my own experience a little more awareness can create in you the healing you ache for. I will provide a unique tailored therapy that is yours alone.
You have made it this far because you have realised that this issue is now causing you emotional or psychological pain.  You owe it to yourself to take the next step and go and reach out for help whether it be with myself or another therapist.  Don't let yourself down any longer,  I wish you well and know from my own experience a little more awareness can create in you the healing you ache for. I will provide a unique tailored therapy that is yours alone.
0121 726 4750 View 0121 726 4750
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Waqar Waqar Azam
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B28
If you’ve found yourself here searching for a therapist, then I can imagine that you are going through some tough times at the moment. Life can be difficult, and things can get all too much at times. Whether its emotional distress, depression, anxiety or feeling dissatisfied and empty if your life, we all go through these hardships and sometimes need some help to navigate through and overcome these times.
If you’ve found yourself here searching for a therapist, then I can imagine that you are going through some tough times at the moment. Life can be difficult, and things can get all too much at times. Whether its emotional distress, depression, anxiety or feeling dissatisfied and empty if your life, we all go through these hardships and sometimes need some help to navigate through and overcome these times.
0121 726 8224 View 0121 726 8224
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Shabnam Khan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B11
Graduated from Warwick University with a Person Centred degree. I have been working as a counsellor for almost 13 years. I work with clients of all ages for a varied range of issues and have been contracted by Forward Thinking Birmingham at Open Door for almost 11 years. I have worked all over Birmingham in many schools visiting clients. I am currently working weekly at King Edwards High School and at Heartlands Academy. I also work with clients referred to me by Women’s Aid. Using the person centred approach helps my clients feel accepted and heard no matter what issue they bring. I offer a safe place to talk enabling clarity.
Graduated from Warwick University with a Person Centred degree. I have been working as a counsellor for almost 13 years. I work with clients of all ages for a varied range of issues and have been contracted by Forward Thinking Birmingham at Open Door for almost 11 years. I have worked all over Birmingham in many schools visiting clients. I am currently working weekly at King Edwards High School and at Heartlands Academy. I also work with clients referred to me by Women’s Aid. Using the person centred approach helps my clients feel accepted and heard no matter what issue they bring. I offer a safe place to talk enabling clarity.
0121 817 7069 View 0121 817 7069
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Michelle Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
I am a qualified counsellor with a BACP Accredited qualification working to the BACP Ethical framework. My counselling is underpinned with qualifications in Health & Social Care, Children & Young People, Gangs, Anger Management, Criminal Psychology and a Bsc in Adult Mental Health Nursing. I am trained Integratively but apply focus on CBT, Motivational Interviewing techniques and Humanistic Approaches. Supporting a variety of needs to help enhance the quality of life of those I support to help build resilience. I am a member of the BACP Accredited register and Accredited register for The Foundation for Infant loss.
I am a qualified counsellor with a BACP Accredited qualification working to the BACP Ethical framework. My counselling is underpinned with qualifications in Health & Social Care, Children & Young People, Gangs, Anger Management, Criminal Psychology and a Bsc in Adult Mental Health Nursing. I am trained Integratively but apply focus on CBT, Motivational Interviewing techniques and Humanistic Approaches. Supporting a variety of needs to help enhance the quality of life of those I support to help build resilience. I am a member of the BACP Accredited register and Accredited register for The Foundation for Infant loss.
0121 726 1103 View 0121 726 1103
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Raj Bassi
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
0121 809 6158 View 0121 809 6158
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All in Dew Time Therapy & Supervisory Services
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B36
Counselling room in Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Birmingham and online UK. Hello, I warmly welcome you to my page for details of my trauma informed services. There can be times in life where things can feel overwhelming and challenging and it may be hard to reach out for the help and support that you deserve and that feels right for you. Reaching out for help and support is always a sign of strength and never weakness. During these challenging times, I am offering low cost counselling and psychotherapy which can be made available immediately for you through telephone, and online with me, through Teams, Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp.
Counselling room in Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Birmingham and online UK. Hello, I warmly welcome you to my page for details of my trauma informed services. There can be times in life where things can feel overwhelming and challenging and it may be hard to reach out for the help and support that you deserve and that feels right for you. Reaching out for help and support is always a sign of strength and never weakness. During these challenging times, I am offering low cost counselling and psychotherapy which can be made available immediately for you through telephone, and online with me, through Teams, Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp.
01675 620925 View 01675 620925
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The Purple House Clinic, Birmingham
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B46
Dr Danielle Grey is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for supporting children and adults with mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma and OCD. Dr Grey specialises in supporting people to understand their experiences and to find ways to overcome the challenges and barriers to a fulfilled life. Dr Grey uses peaceful, professional therapy rooms that offer a comfortable space. Dr Grey works in a way that is tailored to your needs and is committed to helping people overcome, or adapt to life's challenges.
Dr Danielle Grey is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for supporting children and adults with mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma and OCD. Dr Grey specialises in supporting people to understand their experiences and to find ways to overcome the challenges and barriers to a fulfilled life. Dr Grey uses peaceful, professional therapy rooms that offer a comfortable space. Dr Grey works in a way that is tailored to your needs and is committed to helping people overcome, or adapt to life's challenges.
0121 387 0400 View 0121 387 0400
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Balwinder Hunjan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Do you feel that nobody understands? What or how do you change things? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I work with clients from various cross-sections of the community and with a varied age group. I am culturally sensitive and understand the needs and expectations of different cultural groups. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic environment for you to discuss issues which may be affecting you. I have considerable experience working with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Do you feel that nobody understands? What or how do you change things? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I work with clients from various cross-sections of the community and with a varied age group. I am culturally sensitive and understand the needs and expectations of different cultural groups. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic environment for you to discuss issues which may be affecting you. I have considerable experience working with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
0121 827 7766 View 0121 827 7766
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Jo Mbaeru
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a BACP-registered integrative counsellor with extensive experience. I am trained in person-centred, CBT, Gestalt, and psychodynamic modalities, and I deal with people from all walks of life in a multicultural setting. If you're dealing with grief, relationship issues, poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or dread of the future, talking about it and figuring out why you live the way you do and how you're going to go on might help.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a BACP-registered integrative counsellor with extensive experience. I am trained in person-centred, CBT, Gestalt, and psychodynamic modalities, and I deal with people from all walks of life in a multicultural setting. If you're dealing with grief, relationship issues, poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or dread of the future, talking about it and figuring out why you live the way you do and how you're going to go on might help.
01564 334662 View 01564 334662

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Bipolar Disorder Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.