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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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Laura Lapadat on December 10, 2019   |    No Comments

Knowledge translation is an essential part of CREST.BD’s work. It’s the process of taking academic evidence, which can be inaccessible to most people outside of universities, and sharing it with the broader community in alternate forms. Blog posts, social media stories, and online tools like the Quality of Life Tool … Read more

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G’day! (An Australian hello from Emma)

on November 28, 2019   |    No Comments

Hello CREST.BD network and community! I’m Emma, and I have just joined the CREST.BD team in Vancouver as a postdoctoral fellow with the support of the Institute of Mental Health Marshall Scholars and Fellows Program in Mental Health. Some readers may be familiar with my work on qualitative evaluation of … Read more

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Study: Ambition, Bipolar Disorder and Creativity in Hong Kong

on September 20, 2019   |    No Comments

A few weeks back, we posted the exciting news that CREST.BD Network Member Dr. Samson Tse is leading a new study investigating creativity and ambition in a sample of adults with bipolar disorder in Hong Kong. The project, undertaken alongside collaborators Dr. Winnie Yuen, Dr. Sheri Johnson, Dr. Luke Clark, … 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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