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The Quality of Life construct: definitions of QoL and QoL measurement in BD

on January 29, 2015   |    No Comments

People with lived experience of mental illness, researchers and healthcare providers alike are seeing quality of life (QoL) as increasingly valuable as an outcome measure when considering the impact and treatment of Bipolar Disorder (BD). The different focus of QoL measures is especially apparent when they are compared to symptom … Read more

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Moving beyond bipolar “misery statistics”

on July 25, 2013   |    1 Comment

Have you ever read a scientific paper on bipolar disorder? The majority begin in much the same way, with what our team members at the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research describe as “bipolar misery statistics.” These stats describe the lethal, disabling, and costly (at a personal and societal level) impacts of … Read more

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Quality control in the management of bipolar disorder: tracking clinical, functional and quality of life outcomes

on May 14, 2013   |    No Comments

I am an academic and clinical psychologist with a research interest in bipolar disorder. This post is about the challenge of measuring outcomes when we treat bipolar disorder. I think it’s an important topic, because what we measure largely determines what we try to achieve in treatment. How do we measure … Read more

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