Our expert says:
I feel it might be useful to seek proper CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ). While it has been shown to be highly effective in treating Depression rather than bipolar disorder, it could well help you to control the sense of helplessness, change how you behave when depressed, and other useful contributions. And it could help you to control these self-damaging urges which obviously are not good for you. You could also, with such a therapist, work on managing your time and work-load better.
Also contact the Anxiety/Depression Support group, as they could also potentially help you, in different ways. And stay in contact through this forum, letting us know how things develop
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