‘I had 15 years of chaos before I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I now live a full life’

Getting a diagnosis and effective treatment was life-changing for mum-of-two Stephanie Nolan, who had suffered symptoms since her early 20s

Stephanie Nolan, pictured here with dog Luna, was first affected by bipolar disorder in her 20s but it took years to get an official diagnosis. PHOTO: DAVE CONACHY

Arlene Harris

Stephanie Nolan had been living with bipolar disorder for over 15 years before receiving the diagnosis and subsequent treatment which would change her life.