In this episode we look at Bipolar depression. What it is, how it presents and what can be done about it. We also introduce the idea of a "Depressive Hero of the Week" - this week Paul is using the example of the great Stephen Fry, a comedic hero of us both, but a man who has had and continues to have struggles with his mental health.
This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes lighthearted and always non-judgemental way.
It is a conversation between two old friends, usually over a drink or two.
Paul has been a psychiatrist for 20 years and has done years of research into mood disorders and Oliver is a business consultant who has dealt with a lot of depression and its consequences in the workplace.