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Section 15: Social inclusion n People diagnosed with bipolar disorder may encounter difficulties with practicalities such as obtaining a driving licence or a travel visa. n There are both advantages and disadvantages in choosing to disclose mental health difficulties to existing or potential employers. Whilst there is no legal obligation to inform employers of diagnoses, people can be protected under the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and some employers actively seek people recovering from mental health difficulties. n Some aspects of our culture are arguably unhelpful to anyone at risk of mania or depression, for example long working hours and valuing of excess work over a balanced life. n Mood problems can both cause and be caused by relationship problems. It is important to maintain good levels of social support and share difficulties with those around you. n The information in this report should be used as part of public information campaigns in order to reduce stigma and discrimination and promote social inclusion.

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder  

This report was written by a working party of clinical psychologists who were chosen because of their particular expertise on the subject of...

Understanding Bipolar Disorder  

This report was written by a working party of clinical psychologists who were chosen because of their particular expertise on the subject of...