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.
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.