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“It’s not just a bunch of scores” – Using the Quality of Life Tool to self-monitor wellness in bipolar disorder

on January 1, 2020   |    No Comments

The ‘quantified self’ movement believes that the more data we have about our own lives, the more empowered we are to figure out what is happening with our health and make positive changes. Many people with bipolar disorder have heard the suggestion to keep track of their mood and sleep, … 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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“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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