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Our bipolar blog shares the latest findings and insights from CREST.BD's research and knowledge exchange.

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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8 Tips to Help You Get the Sleep You Need and Want (When Living with Bipolar Disorder)

on May 7, 2020   |    No Comments

This blog post is shared from CREST.BD network member Victoria Maxwell, who first posted it on her blog in 2019. We’ve reposted it here with her permission. For more information about bipolar disorder and sleep, please consider joining us on May 12th (13th in Australia) for our #TalkBD online gathering: … Read more

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The CREST.BD QoL Tool – A valid and reliable web-based adaptation of the QoL.BD

on April 27, 2020   |    No Comments

The Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder (or, QoL.BD) is a measure of aspects of quality of life that are important to people with lived experience of bipolar disorder. It was developed by our very own CREST.BD team, and to date is the only bipolar disorder specific quality of life … Read more

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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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