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New online study for earlier stage bipolar now open! – The BETTER Research Program

on March 12, 2019   |    No Comments

We are pleased to announce that BETTER, a new online program for people living with earlier stage bipolar disorder, is now welcoming participants from around the world to sign up! The BETTER project www.betteronline.org The BETTER project will explore whether our interventions are effective for earlier stage bipolar disorder, defined … Read more

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All the questions and answers from our first #TalkBD event!

Caden Poh on February 6, 2019   |    No Comments

In alliance with Bell Let’s Talk Day 2019 on January 30, Network Lead Dr. Erin Michalak and members of the CREST.BD team took questions on all things BD on the CREST.BD Facebook page and Twitter using the hashtag #TalkBD. The six-hour online conversation touched on a series of different topics, … Read more

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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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