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Weekly blogs explore psychosocial interventions, quality of life, stigma, and community engagement through the eyes of diverse CREST.BD network members.

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BON ANNIVERSAIRE

on October 18, 2018   |    1 Comment

Cette année marquera le vingtième anniversaire de mon unique épisode manique avec symptômes psychotiques. Maintenant, je me demande sérieusement si je ne devrais pas célébrer cette étape importante à mon jeune âge. Après tout, je n’ai que 74 ans! Et pourquoi pas? Ne croyez-vous pas que vivre près de vingt … Read more

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New Psychological Interventions for Bipolar Disorder

on September 27, 2018   |    No Comments

Innovations in adjunctive psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder Over the past decade, psychosocial interventions have been shown to be effective adjuncts to pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder (BD). However, effect sizes are not large, mechanisms are poorly understood, and more research is urgently required to improve outcomes for people with BD.  … Read more

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Sandra Dawson’s Legacy

on September 10, 2018   |    2 Comments

Today, September the 10th 2018, is World Suicide Prevention Day, a time for us to unite globally, and in the CREST.BD community, to focus on suicide prevention. Suicide rates in people with bipolar disorder are disturbingly high. It’s estimated that 6-10% of people with bipolar disorder will die by suicide … Read more

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Linking Legends: The Traits of Bipolar Disorder that Drive Artists, Inventors, and Creators

on September 4, 2018   |    No Comments

CREST.BD is currently recruiting participants for a research study on creativity and bipolar disorder in the Vancouver and Berkeley areas. Hemingway, Dickens, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Gauguin, O’Keefe, and you – what is the shared thread that drives some of the most respected and renowned artists in their crafts? Biographical reports suggest … Read more

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