Interview 31

Age at interview: 55
Age at diagnosis: 51

Brief outline: Avoided medication but found help at a mental health 'drop in' centre. He became better informed and used creativity (e.g. computer art and music) to help his recovery.

Background: Has two grown children and a new partner with a 12y/o son. He suffered a manic episode in 2000 at a time he was a 'workaholic' and life seemed out of control. He went into hospital voluntarily.

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