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Self-Management: An Important Part of Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

on November 2, 2018   |    No Comments

Despite the best available treatments, relapse rates for bipolar disorder remain high, contributing to significant morbidity and mortality. Self-management is increasingly recognised as a cornerstone of effective treatment, empowering individuals to take an active role in managing their condition and improving their quality of life (Morton et al., 2018). Bipolar … Read more

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Celebrating Life with Bipolar Disorder

on October 18, 2018   |    2 Comments

This year will mark the twentieth anniversary of my one and only manic episode with severe psychotic symptoms. And now, I’m sincerely asking myself if I shouldn’t celebrate this significant milestone of my young life. After all, I’m only 74 years old! Eh why not? Hasn’t living well with bipolar … Read more

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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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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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