I have been back to the beginning and returned to the research materials of the researchers I have been working with at Kings College. I have been reading research papers and data from a recent survey by Bipolar UK which has raised many questions for me. I will blog more about this in later posts.
Covid-19 will have an effect on people with bipolar in many ways. Advanced directives will become more important than ever with an increased likelihood of being treated by unfamiliar clinicians who do not know your history, should you become unwell. An advance directive would aid clinicians in understanding what works for you and what doesn't, and expresses your wishes in a clear way. For more on this, I recommend this article by Tania Gergel, one of the wonderful researchers at Kings College I have been working with.