Manchester University are looking for people to take part in an online study that explores the experiences of living with bipolar disorder.

In Stephen Fry’s BBC documentary “the Secret Life of the Manic Depressive”, people with bipolar disorder were asked their response to an imaginary question: if they had the opportunity to permanently get rid of their bipolar disorder with a simple button press, would they press that button? We seek to identify in a research study what proportion of people with the diagnosis would ‘turn off’ their bipolar disorder in this way, and what proportion would choose to keep it.

We are looking for volunteers who have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder only. If you decide to take part, you will be asked to complete a 25-minute online questionnaire about whether you would or would not want to ‘turn off’ your bipolar disorder, your reasons for your decisions, and your opinions about psychological therapy.

Anyone who is over the age of 18, can read and write fluently in English, and has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder may take part.

If you would like to take part, or would like more information about the study, please click the following link: