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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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Are you a clinician working with people affected by bipolar disorder? (Part 2)

Caden Poh on November 29, 2017   |    No Comments

This is part 2 of a two-part blog series for: “Are you a clinician working with people affected by bipolar disorder?” Click here for part 1. Part of what we’re here to do at CREST.BD is to help healthcare providers to help their patients access evidence-informed resources and treatments. We have produced … Read more

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Are you a clinician working with people affected by bipolar disorder?

Caden Poh on November 15, 2017   |    No Comments

Part of what we’re here to do at CREST.BD is to help healthcare providers to help their patients access evidence-informed resources and treatments. This month, we’re excited to announce that the much anticipated ORBIT project has launched and we’re now inviting people from around the world who experience bipolar disorder … Read more

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Let’s talk Psychosis, Cognition and Bipolar Disorder

on November 1, 2017   |    No Comments

Let’s talk Psychosis, Cognition and Bipolar Disorder. Ok, first the basics: what is psychosis exactly? It can be a symptom of a mental health condition (e.g., Bipolar disorder), or an entire disorder of its own (e.g., a ‘primary’ psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia). To further complicate things, psychosis can also … Read more

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