By: PeterForster

The Challenge of ADHD and Bipolar
August 17, 2017

Bipolar disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have overlapping clinical symptoms. Both disorders are associated with impulsive decision making, physical hyperactivity,…

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Increased Alcohol Use in US
Increased Alcohol Use in the US
August 14, 2017

A detailed and impressive study finds dramatically increased alcohol use disorders in the US in the past decade. Between 2001-2002 and…

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Fear of Catastrophe
Fear of Catastrophe
August 13, 2017

How to respond to the fear of catastrophe? Many people are having trouble getting to sleep these days. Fear of catastrophe has…

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Coming Out Proud – Disclosure
August 10, 2017

Coming Out Proud is the name of a program that was developed Patrick Corrigan to help people with a “mental illness”…

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Yoga Practice Five Reasons
5 Reasons to Start a Yoga Practice – Gina
August 7, 2017

Yoga can be an incredible tool in well-being and recovery, why not check out the five reasons to start a yoga…

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Elon Musk is Bipolar
Elon Musk is Bipolar – Twitter
August 2, 2017

Elon Musk is bipolar, according to a series of articles based on an exchange on Twitter. Responding to another tweet he…

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States of Mind and Task Planning
July 29, 2017

How can we think about the relationship between states of mind (moods, energy levels, focus, etcetera) and task planning? All of…

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Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017
July 29, 2017

We are excited to announce a repeat of the very successful Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017 is being offered at Gateway…

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Pets and Mental Health – Gina
July 21, 2017

As I write this article about pets and mental health, I sit next to my 4 year old dog, Rufus. I…

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New Spouse by Friday
July 17, 2017

I’ve been working with a very successful attorney who has been struggling to find a way to stay in his marriage…

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Successful Job Hunting
July 14, 2017

A young man in the tech industry who worked with me for nearly a decade got me started thinking about the…

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Motivating Healthy Behavior Changes
July 9, 2017

What is the most effective way of motivating healthy behavior changes? And how does medical practice best  take advantage of information…

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Impatience Warning
July 8, 2017

Sometimes I wish that my depressed patients had more impatience. Eagerness for change when you have been depressed for a long…

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Higher Carbohydrate Meals Increase Punishment
July 4, 2017

A study in 2017 finds that the composition of food in one meal can significantly affect behavior in the following hours,…

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Mindful Speech
July 2, 2017

Mindful speech seems to be in short supply these days. A pervasive sense of urgency about communication propels us into comments…

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Fall 2017 UCSF Bipolar Psychoeducation Group
June 30, 2017

The UCSF bipolar psychoeducational group starts on August 7, 2017. It runs for 8 weekly sessions, Mondays 12pm to 130pm. Most commercial insurance accepted….

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Ride the Tiger
June 29, 2017

Ride the Tiger is a wonderful PBS documentary that covers a lot of important information about bipolar in an entertaining and…

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Examine Your Fears
Examine Your Fears
June 20, 2017

Why would you want to examine your fears? Remember that part in the scary movie when the hero suggests going down…

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Exercise Solutions
Exercise Solutions to Roadblocks
June 20, 2017

I was inspired to write this post on exercise solutions by a wonderful article in BP Hope that not only talks…

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Sitting with Emotions – Gina
June 17, 2017

Sitting with Emotions I regularly work with clients who are trying to avoid and push away feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness…

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