Radio: late-onset bipolar disorder

BBC Radio 4, Monday 12 April, 8-8.30pm, and available after broadcast via the iPlayer.

From the programme’s website: “From the makers of the Sony award-winning Anatomy of a Car Crash, the series that dissects those often-neglected everyday dramas that change ordinary lives forever. …

The story of Angela, who was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. In 2005, Angela was busy and successful, working for an NHS Trust as well as running three parenting groups. As she pushed herself harder and harder, though, her behaviour started to become increasingly bizarre, leading family and colleagues to worry about her mental health. Following a psychotic episode at home, Angela was sectioned and admitted to hospital.

The programme traces Angela’s experiences, speaking to her family and friends about the impact of late-onset bipolar disorder on their lives. Those who cared for her in hospital recall Angela’s slow path to recovery.”

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