“It is not a question of starting.
The start has been made.
It's a question of what's to be done from now on.”
B. F. Skinner
1904 - 1990
Father of Behavior Psychology
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
The Initial Consultation
BipolarLab's initial consultation is the first point of contact with a Bipolarlab mental health specialist.
At present, Dr Yanni Malliaris conducts all initial consultations. Due to the covid-19 situation all our consultations are currently conducted online.
Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space where you will be able to openly express your current needs and also discuss how your problems developed.
Before the consultation, it will help us if you complete one form that has a few questions about your current circumstances and history and also some questions about your current mood.
During the consultation, we will discuss your current concerns and difficulties. We can also assess together your mood and different crises periods (if that's not too difficult for you to discuss initially). If possible we will try to create a plan together about our next steps.
At the end of the consultation, we will do the best we can to provide a plan and recommendations for future therapy. If this is helpful to you we can even provide a brief written report so you can have a summary of our meeting.
I am really happy to welcome you to our new 2020 website. The specialist care that we provide at BipolarLab.com is a life long dream and vision that I had since my childhood years. My early exposure to my father's bipolar illness may have been traumatic but at the same time it gave birth to a deep desire to learn and master this illness.
What was lacking back then, we have it today in abundance, and we have been helping people to recover and stay well in a remarkable way that it would not be possible before. Let us help you to learn and befriend your bipolar disorder.
During this difficult time with the virus, I feel almost guilty to tell you that we have been offering remote care since 2002. It has always been my belief that remote care can provide many benefits over local care, as it helps us to offer the best possible care to the most suitable clinical problems without any geographical boundaries.
I am looking forward to meet you, hear your bipolar story, and work together with my team to help you find your health again.
with best wishes,
With You Every Step of the Way
The novelty in our approach is of course our expertise and our singular focus on bipolar disorder and recurrent depression. Our commitment and use of gold-standard assessments & evidence-based treatments throughout our programmes.
The remote delivery of almost all our care via the internet and the telephone are also unique features of our service since 2002.
Of course our beautiful local hubs are also easily accessible across different parts of Athens, Greece (Glyfada, Athens centre, Rafina).
Finally, we take great pride in providing our services with gentleness and care, and as much as we can with humour.
We are proud of our clinical work that delivers important clinical outcomes such as a very small number of hospital admissions, stable and quick recoveries from all bipolar episodes, few bipolar episodes, and better functioning outcomes than most would expect.
Our effort to improve our work and clinical outcomes is ongoing.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis all our local hubs operate under special restrictions.
All the initial consultations are conducted online.
We decide who and when it is needed to see someone locally.
Our Residential (Dimiourgia.org) and Hospital care programme operate locally but under a very strict COVID-19 protocol.
BipolarLab, 12 Zisimopoulou str., 16674, Glyfada, Greece
BipolarLab, 3 Asimaki Fotila str., 11473, Pedion Areos, Athens, Greece
BipolarLab, 9 Nikiforou Mandilara, 19009, Rafina, Greece
We deliver the majority of our services remotely through out the world via the internet or locally at our beautiful treatment hubs in Athens, Glyfada and Rafina, Greece.