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People with lived experience of mental illness, researchers and healthcare providers alike are seeing quality of life (QoL) as increasingly valuable as an outcome measure when considering the impact and treatment of Bipolar Disorder (BD). The different focus of QoL measures is especially apparent when they are compared to symptom … Read more
In recent years there has been a great shift into studying the benefits of mindfulness. While mindfulness may be having its ‘coming out’ party to the mass public, it has been slowly taking over the West for decades now. Even Western medicine—whose high standards for evidence make it quite the … Read more
Have you ever read a scientific paper on bipolar disorder? The majority begin in much the same way, with what our team members at the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research describe as “bipolar misery statistics.” These stats describe the lethal, disabling, and costly (at a personal and societal level) impacts of … Read more
So, you likely don’t need me to tell you that self-management strategies (the things that people do for themselves in order to cope with a health condition, or improve their health) are important for living well with bipolar disorder. There’s been lots of research into self-management strategies for conditions like diabetes, and … Read more