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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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Highlights from our 2020 World Bipolar Day Reddit AMA!

Laura Lapadat on April 23, 2020   |    No Comments

On March 30th, 2020, in honour of World Bipolar Day, experts and scientists from CREST.BD’s network came together for our second Reddit “Ask Me Anything (AMA).” The response was overwhelming – with over 400 questions and 1000 comments overall, it’s by far the largest bipolar-related AMA ever held! In this special blog … Read more

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Bipolar Disorder and Cannabis: The research so far

on April 20, 2020   |    No Comments

In the past few years, cannabis has been legalized in Canada and much of the United States. Its use and legality continue to be an open subject of debate worldwide. In North America, increasing media buzz has questioned how marijuana might support mental health. CBD oil, most notably, has been … Read more

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Research: Sexuality and Wellbeing in Mood Disorders

on April 16, 2020   |    No Comments

This blog posts comes to us from the University of Texa where, Dr. Thomas Meyer and colleagues are conducting novel research into the many ways in which sexual health and wellbeing can be influenced by mood disorders. People living with mood disorders, such as major depression (MDD) and bipolar disorder … Read more

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Using Music for Stress Reduction and Self-Care

on April 9, 2020   |    No Comments

Hello everyone! Did you know there’s scientific evidence that music is effective for self-care? In this blog post, clinical neuropsychologist and CREST.BD Network Member Dr. Ivan Torres shares some of the recent science behind this, and makes evidence-based recommendations on specific songs and song types you can listen to to … Read more

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