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What to do? What to do?

on January 10, 2018   |    3 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was faced with a personal crisis. Given its confidential nature, I do not feel comfortable in publicly sharing the specific details of the problem that unfortunately threatened my peace of mind. However, now that the dust has somewhat settled, I feel sufficiently at ease with … Read more

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Quoi faire? Quoi faire?

on January 10, 2018   |    No Comments

Quelques semaines passées, j’ai dû affronter une crise personnelle assez bouleversante. Compte tenu de sa nature confidentielle, je ne me sens pas à l’aise d’en révéler les détails qui malheureusement menaçaient ma tranquillité d’esprit. Par contre, maintenant que les choses se sont un peu calmées, je me sens suffisamment confortable … Read more

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CREST.BD: Top 5 Anxiety Apps of 2017

Caden Poh on December 28, 2017   |    No Comments

This list has been compiled by the CREST.BD team based on user reviews, scientific literature (e.g., recent World Psychiatry meta-analysis), trusted personal contacts, and recommendations made by other sites (e.g., Healthline). The apps on this list are free to download, but please be mindful of potential in-app purchases and add-ons. Here are five of … Read more

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Self-care and Bipolar Disorder: Putting Yourself in the Driver’s Seat

on December 13, 2017   |    2 Comments

Myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings go hand-in-hand with all forms of mental illness; bipolar disorder is no exception to this. One stubborn misconception is that bipolar disorder, a mood disorder characterized by extreme shifts in mood, energy and activity levels, can be effectively treated solely with medications. This isn’t to say … Read more

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