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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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“It’s not just a bunch of scores” – Using the Quality of Life Tool to self-monitor wellness in bipolar disorder

on January 1, 2020   |    No Comments

The ‘quantified self’ movement believes that the more data we have about our own lives, the more empowered we are to figure out what is happening with our health and make positive changes. Many people with bipolar disorder have heard the suggestion to keep track of their mood and sleep, … Read more

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Study: Ambition, Bipolar Disorder and Creativity in Hong Kong

on September 20, 2019   |    No Comments

A few weeks back, we posted the exciting news that CREST.BD Network Member Dr. Samson Tse is leading a new study investigating creativity and ambition in a sample of adults with bipolar disorder in Hong Kong. The project, undertaken alongside collaborators Dr. Winnie Yuen, Dr. Sheri Johnson, Dr. Luke Clark, … Read more

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Explore vs. Exploit: Option Exploration in People with Bipolar Disorder

on July 17, 2019   |    No Comments

Much of creative pursuit involves acts of exploration – for example, exploring new ideas, combinations of musical notes, or arrangements of color and texture on canvas. Past research has shown that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to have creative professions than those without bipolar disorder. The aim of … Read more

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