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Is this hypomania, or simply creativity?

on August 12, 2019   |    1 Comment

I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 at the age of 54 in 1998. Since 1993, I’ve done some creative writing but I’ll be the first to admit that my interests in doing so have fluctuated somewhat depending on my moods. “I now believe that […] my bipolar disorder further unleashed … Read more

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Est-ce l’hypomanie, ou simplement de la créativité?

on August 12, 2019   |    No Comments

À l’âge de 54 ans en 1998, on m’a diagnostiqué bipolaire 1 lors d’un séjour de deux mois dans un institut psychiatrique. Depuis 1993, je suis devenu un passionné de l’écriture créative mais je serai le premier à admettre que mes intérêts à cet égard ont fluctué quelque peu selon … Read more

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Explore vs. Exploit: Option Exploration in People with Bipolar Disorder

on July 17, 2019   |    No Comments

Much of creative pursuit involves acts of exploration – for example, exploring new ideas, combinations of musical notes, or arrangements of color and texture on canvas. Past research has shown that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to have creative professions than those without bipolar disorder. The aim of … Read more

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Le prix Feuille d’or des IRSC

on July 3, 2019   |    1 Comment

Quel honneur pour Dre Erin Michalak, chercheuse d’élite et fondatrice de CREST.BD, de recevoir «Le prix Feuille d’or des Institutions de recherche en santé du Canada 2018 pour la transformation : engagement des patients» à Rideau Hall le 20 juin dernier de Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette. Le réseau … Read more

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