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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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“All hands on deck”: Accommodating hand tremors in people with bipolar disorder

on June 6, 2019   |    1 Comment

We’re all hands on deck here at the CREST.BD offices in preparation for the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize awards ceremony in Ottawa on June 20th. Several of our team members will be in attendance at Rideau Hall for the celebration, including peer researcher Raymond Tremblay. We share the communication below … Read more

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CREST.BD: Highlights from our World Bipolar Day “AMA” on Reddit!

on April 11, 2019   |    No Comments

In honor of World Bipolar Day, members of the CREST.BD team led by Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. Steven Barnes hosted our first-ever Reddit “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” on March 29, 2019. In this special blog post, we recap the full AMA event, and bring to you our favorite moments and 5 … Read more

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