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The “Risky Business” of Risk-Taking in Bipolar Disorder

on June 7, 2017   |    No Comments

For my master’s thesis, I am collecting information about risk-taking behaviors in Bipolar Disorder (BD) along with my supervisor, Dr. Guillermo Perez-Algorta (see Bipolar and Risk-Taking Behaviors: New Research, by Anna Chiara Sicilia). As a part of my research, I have been reading and thinking a lot about risk-taking. Risk-taking … Read more

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on April 26, 2017   |    1 Comment

En tant que jeune garçon et tout au long de ma vie d’adulte, j’ai toujours eu accès à d’excellents médecins de famille. Par contre, lors de ma retraite de la Fonction publique de l’Ontario et de mon déménagement de Kingston à Ottawa en 1998, j’ai vécu le plus sévère épisode … Read more

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In Search of a New Family Physician?

on April 26, 2017   |    No Comments

As a youngster and throughout my adult life, I always had easy access to excellent Family Physicians. However, upon my retirement from the Ontario Public Service when I moved to Ottawa from Kingston in 1998, I experienced my one and only severe manic episode at the age of 54. And … Read more

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World Bipolar Day 2017: Reflections on a Canadian-Spanish Alliance

on March 30, 2017   |    1 Comment

My name is Caterina del Mar and I’m Doctor in Psychology at the University of Barcelona, where I specialize in bipolar disorders research. Since 2008, I have worked in the Bipolar Disorders Program at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona. This group, led by Professor Eduard Vieta, is considered a leading … Read more

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