Aging Well with Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Elizabeth Tyler, a clinical psychologist and research fellow from Lancaster University, and mental health educator Victoria Maxwell discuss the aging well with bipolar disorder, including themes such as loss, transition, symptom changes, and relationships. 

Hosted by Dr. Emma Morton

Dr. Elizabeth Tyler is a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) fellow and lecturer in mental health based at the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health. Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with individuals with bipolar disorder. Her main research interests focus on developing evidence-based therapeutic interventions for individuals who have previously found it difficult to access psychological care. Elizabeth is currently leading a study that has adapted recovery-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for bipolar disorder to meet the needs of an older adult population.

Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, psychosis, and anxiety, Victoria Maxwell has become one of North America’s top speakers and educators on the lived experience of mental illness and recovery, dismantling stigma and returning to work after a psychiatric disorder. As a performer, her funny, powerful messages about mental wellness create lasting change in individuals and organizations. By sharing her story of mental illness and recovery she makes the uncomfortable comfortable, the confusing understandable. The Mental Health Commission of Canada named her keynote That’s Just Crazy Talk as one of the top anti-stigma interventions in the country.

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