This series of webinars explores the bipolar symptoms that no-one talks about. In this webinar, Dr Sameer Jauhar examines a common symptom of bipolar: paranoid behaviour.

Joined by Ivan Kennes, who lives with bipolar, they discuss the link between paranoid behaviour, psychosis and bipolar, the emotions it can trigger and some proven ways to manage it.

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About the speakers

Dr Sameer Jauhar

Dr Sameer Jauhar is a consultant psychiatrist and clinical academic at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Mood Disorders and Psychosis at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London known nationally and internationally for his research into mood disorders and psychosis. Sameer mainly looks after the care of young people with first episode psychosis (including bipolar disorder). His current research interests are the neurobiology and treatments for bipolar. 

Ivan Kennes

Ivan Kennes has held international leadership roles in the fields of talent development and learning and assessment technologies for 15 years. He has a volunteer role at Bipolar UK, working on digital strategy and partnerships to introduce the charity's eLearning course to a global audience. Ivan is a multilingual native of Belgium who moved to the UK as a young adult. He struggled with bipolar symptoms without a diagnosis for over a decade, living from day-to-day doing temporary jobs, before learning to manage his condition well and thrive. Ivan is now 46 and lives in a restored 19th-century cottage in the Wirral with his family and pets.

Interested in these webinars? Watch other webinars in the series
  • 'Hypersexual Behaviour' with journalist and researcher Dr Clare Dolman and Anne Chataigné who co-wrote the short documentary film ‘Trust Me’ about her experiences of bipolar and hypersexual behaviour. Watch here
  • 'Bipolar and Sleep' with sleep expert Emeritus Professor Kevin Morgan and Luyando Malawo, who lives with bipolar. Watch here
  • 'Bipolar and Overspending' free webinar with Dr Thomas Richardson and April Kelley who lives with bipolar: Thursday 16 November, 6-7pm. Sign up

Last updated: 27 September 2023