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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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Bridging the Digital Divide of Scoping Reviews in Health

on March 27, 2020   |    No Comments

In this week’s guest blog post, Dr. Skye Barbic follows up on her colleague, Dr. Shelly Ben-David’s, previous post: Bridging the Digital Divide Among Youth in BC. Funded through the BC SUPPORT Unit Patient Engagement Methods Cluster, this project is investigating the barriers youth face in accessing health information online. … Read more

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Does bipolar disorder damage your brain?

on February 26, 2020   |    No Comments

At the mood disorders clinic not long ago, I was seeing a young woman with bipolar disorder. She was doing generally well and was back at work, but felt that she wasn’t able to retain information as well as she used to. I’d had a number of similar discussions with … Read more

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