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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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Reflections on mHealth (from a med student)

on August 18, 2020   |    No Comments

This summer, I had the opportunity to partake in research at CREST.BD under Dr. Erin Michalak as part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program. Her team is currently working on developing an innovative app to collate and interpret data from mobile apps to provide self management … Read more


Toward Exercise as Medicine for Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

on August 4, 2020   |    No Comments

In today’s blog, we’ll be talking about exercise as a potential treatment for youth with bipolar disorder, including why it’s an important consideration and what the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder, based in Toronto, Ontario, is doing to increase aerobic fitness in youth with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder (BD) is … Read more


Even the Winding Roads Can Lead You Home

on July 16, 2020   |    1 Comment

(Driveway chalk work design done by and courtesy of Kerry Monaghan, Ottawa, ON)   Who could have ever predicted that after having experienced a total of 33 years of successful career as a senior professional social worker within an Ontario child welfare agency and two provincial psychiatric hospitals plus being … Read more

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New survey! The use of technology in the management of depression

on June 30, 2020   |    No Comments

Hello everyone! My name is Bennett Cheung, and I am one of the resident psychiatrists (i.e. psychiatrist-in-training) currently working in Vancouver. I am working with principal investigator Dr. Raymond Lam, Director of the Mood Disorders Centre, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, CREST.BD Network Lead Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. … Read more