Thoughts are key to moods

Checklist: Alyson Dodd

Checklist: Alyson Dodd

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New research by academics in Lancashire show that the mood swings of people with bipolar disorder are influenced by their thoughts.

A study by Lancaster University showed that how people interpret everyday experience affects their behaviour.

UCLANA campus

UCLANA campus

They asked students to complete a Behaviours Checklist.

They found that positive thoughts influence mood in a way in which a more neutral thoughts don’t .

The research entitled “Response styles, bipolar risk and mood in students: The Behaviours Checklist” has been published by Dr Alyson Dodd, Claire Fisk and Dr Alan Collins.