Bipolar disorder (previously known as manic depression) is a disorder in which you experience intense mood changes, often feeling extremely high or low, with episodes lasting for days or weeks, or months.
Everyone has variations in their mood, but in bipolar disorder these changes can be very distressing and have a major impact on your life.
It is sometimes confusing as the symptoms don’t necessarily last all the time and you experience periods of feeling “well”.
During the assessment, our specialist consultant psychiatrist, will ask you about
Dr Nayrouz is a consultant psychiatrist with over 24 years of experience in general adult psychiatry and particular expertise in the areas of bipolar and depressive disorders as well as Adult ADHD.
Dr Nayrouz has been a Consultant Psychiatrist at West London NHS Trust since 2005 and Director of Clinical Studies since 2014. He has been an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial Medical School since 2005 (awarded the Imperial School Teaching Excellence Award in 2011 and 2018), as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at AUC Medical School in the US, granted in 2012. Dr Nayrouz held various previous roles at West London Trust where he was deputy then Senior Clinical Lead for 3 years, Physical Healthcare Lead for 4 years and the Affective Disorders Lead for over 3 years.