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English and French (bottom) both written by Raymond Tremblay. My last severe manic crisis occurred in 1998 when I was 54 years old. At that time, I was hospitalised for two months. Since I will soon turn 73, I am wondering what I would now do if I ever experienced … Read more
Quality of life in bipolar disorder can be defined in several ways. For a more complicated research perspective, take a look at the first few pages of this book chapter. What I’m going to draw out of that discussion for this particular post is the idea that all life domains … Read more
Healthcare providers working with individuals with bipolar disorder can benefit from using CREST.BD’s Bipolar Wellness Centre in a number of ways. This can be done independently by the healthcare provider in order to increase their familiarity with current, evidence-based, psychosocial interventions, or in collaboration with their client to assist in case formulation and … Read more
People with lived experience of mental illness, researchers and healthcare providers alike are seeing quality of life (QoL) as increasingly valuable as an outcome measure when considering the impact and treatment of Bipolar Disorder (BD). The different focus of QoL measures is especially apparent when they are compared to symptom … Read more