Bipolar Disorder: Cracking the Code - for the general public
For people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and others who wish to really understand bipolar disorder.Enroll in Course
This course provides you with many insights into bipolar disorder, and a range of tools that you can use to improve your life
Who this course is for:
This course is for anyone who needs or wants to really understand bipolar disorder.
If you have - or someone important to you has - been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or for your own reasons you want to understand bipolar disorder, this course is for you.
If you are a mental health professional, click here for my course "Bipolar disorder: Cracking the code" for mental health professionals.
I created this course because the prevailing understanding of bipolar disorder is inaccurate and distorted. In this course, I provide the understanding and information that should be provided to all people diagnosed with bipolar disorder and to those trying so hard to understand bipolar disorder so they can help people they care about who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Doug: "Since watching your Cracking the Code course on Bipolar disorder, I have been able twice to prevent episodes of manic psychosis. The short version is that I was able to recognize that I was using daydreaming/fantasy as an escape from (previously unidentified) anxiety that arose from trauma triggers. So instead of continuing to daydream/fantasize, I applied coping techniques for anxiety (e.g., What's the worst possible thing that could realistically happen? Plan for that.) Thank you so much for your great, life-saving information!"
Kathy: "This was a brilliant explanation and a way I've never looked at my bi-polar".
Joseph: "I am really enjoying your 'Bipolar disorder: Cracking the code' course"
Deirdre: "I am enjoying the course. It is making a lot of sense and helping me to understand things better. I look forward to tuning in for future presentations."
Antoinette: "Thank you Terry this is a wonderful resource."
John:"The information and continuing revelations are a blessing."
Nora: "Hi Terry, just to say I found your course and other material the first glimmer of light in my years struggling with my mental health. Now in my 60s, I have been around the block a few times searching for hope. The absence of curiosity (lack of better word) of my situation I found sadly lacking apart from my G.P. who recently retired and a psychiatrist I attended who retired a number of years ago, yes he followed the drugs route but I always saw in him that he knew there was more to it. Poor mental health causes such unhappiness in people's lives and affects the lives of all around them also, there were many times it was said to me at least you don't have cancer, at the time I honestly wished it was cancer, at least I would be treated with the best medical treatment and hopefully recover. Thank you very much for dedicating your career to progressing the treatment of mental illnesses."
Patricia: "This interpretation of links and association is so reassuring for someone who has always seen the ‘sense’ in others link making during a manic episode. Thank you."
I will be adding new material to the course regularly - 1-2 presentations every month.
Currently over 9 hours of audio-visual material in the course, much more to come.
The course is primarily presented as audio-visual presentations. The texts and slides used in the course are also included. All course material is downloadable for your own use.
Course participants are invited to maintain contact with me as they go through the course material. Contact with me is generally through the comments section in each module and/or by emailing me directly.
The course curriculum is towards the end of this page. you will see it as you scroll through this information page.
If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, by participating in and completing this course, you can expect to develop a greatly enriched understanding of all aspects of bipolar disorder. You will also have a much greater number of constructive actions you can take to progress your situation, your mental health, your life.
If someone important to you has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, by participating in and completing this course, you can expect your understanding of bipolar disorder to increase exponentially. This will be a great help to you in your efforts to understand the person, to understand bipolar disorder, and to help the person you care about who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Terry's own life experiences and his life as a mental health activist, medical doctor, psychotherapist and mental health author have brought him to a level of understanding of mental health that is unusual if not indeed exceptional.
Terry Lynch has played a prominent role in mental health both nationally and internationally. For a nine-year period, he was appointed by the Irish Department of Health and Children to key national mental health groups - The Expert Group on Mental health Policy (2003-6) which formulated A Vision for Change, Ireland’s official mental health policy document; The Independent Monitoring Group for A Vision for Change (2006-9); the Second Monitoring Group for A Vision for Change (2009-12).
Terry Lynch was the only mental health professional to be appointed to the three Groups named above. In addition, he was also appointed by the CEO of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) to the Irish Health Service Executive's Mental Health Expert Advisory Group (2006-8).
Terry is the author of 4 books: Prescribed Drug Dependence (Kindle, 2018); Depression Delusion Volume One: The Myth of the Brain Chemical Imbalance (2015); Selfhood: A Key to the Recovery of Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems, (2011); and best-seller Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Distress (2004).
He has appeared regularly in the national media in Ireland and beyond.
StartFeatures of bipolar disorder, 1 (11 min 53 sec) (11:56)
StartFeatures of bipolar disorder, 2 (11 min 30 sec) (11:32)
StartFeatures of bipolar disorder, 3 (13 min 30 sec) (13:32)
StartFeatures of bipolar disorder, 4 (14 min 10 sec) (14:09)
StartFeatures of bipolar disorder, 5 (12 min 08 sec) (12:08)
StartFeatures of bipolar disorder, 6 - manic episodes 1 ( 10 min 58 sec ) (10:58)
StartFeatures of bipolar disorder, 7, exaggerated self-esteem and grandiosity (12 min 18 sec) (12:18)
StartFeatures pf bipolar disorder, 8 - grandiose ideas towards others (8 min 25 sec) (8:25)
Dr. Terry Lynch testimonials:
Dr. William Glasser, American psychiatrist and author, founder of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy:
"If ever a man puts a human face on mental suffering and offers an optimistic message, Dr. Lynch is that man. If I ever get seriously unhappy, I'm going to camp on Terry's doorstep.”
Ivor Browne, Consultant Psychiatrist, former Professor of Psychiatry, University College, Dublin, Ireland:
"For the past ten years or more, Terry Lynch has been one of the very few doctors within the medical profession in Ireland who has been prepared to question the psychiatric understanding of and approach to human suffering. Would that there were more enlightened doctors and psychiatrists in the country”.
Dorothy Rowe, British-based psychologist and author:
“Often grassroots ideas inspire people, who would otherwise have lived quietly, to do great things. One such person is Terry Lynch, an Irish GP".
Dr. Pat Bracken, Consultant Psychiatrist, West Cork Mental Health Services, Ireland:
"A true scientist, he has contributed enormously to the mental health community in Ireland over the last number of years."
Charles Medawar, specialist in medical policy and drug safety, Co-Founder, Social Audit UK:
Terry Lynch is "one of the clearest thinkers" in the mental health field.
The Rubberbandits, Irish and MTV comedy duo:
“#limerickcityofculture fact. One of the world’s most forward thinking Doctors on psychiatric illness is a Limerick man @DrTerryLynch”.