By: PeterForster

Childhood Insomnia
April 23, 2017

In an era of ever-present video and constant texting and snapchatting, many parents are trying to figure out how to deal…

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Avoid Intimidation
April 23, 2017

Rick Hanson has written an elegant and timely newsletter article about how to avoid intimidation and fear from paper tigers and…

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Move It
April 22, 2017

You have the potential to change your life. There is an almost magical system for activating hundreds of genes associated with…

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Exercise for Health
April 21, 2017

Exercise is essential to healthy life. It offers multiple rewards. It improves mood, lowers blood pressure, and improves blood cholesterol levels….

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Sleep Apps and Wearable Devices
April 19, 2017

Many of the people I see complain of poor quality sleep, and a number of them have tired using various sleep…

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The Science of Slow Breathing
April 16, 2017

In an April 5, 2017 article in the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds reviews new research on the science of slow…

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Early Intervention Can Prevent Episodes
April 14, 2017

Early intervention can prevent episodes of depression or hypomania or mania. This is not always the case but most of the…

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Cognitive Recovery from Mania
April 13, 2017

Cognitive recovery from mania or depression seems to lack behind the improvement in mood symptoms. In our experience full cognitive recovery…

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Smartphone Apps for Bipolar
April 10, 2017

How good are smartphone apps for bipolar? A 2015 journal article provides details of a careful review of 82 apps providing…

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Support a Loved One with Bipolar – Gina
April 7, 2017

Many family members I speak with struggle with the question of how to best support a loved one with bipolar. As a…

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Mania Warning Signs in the Eyes – Gina
April 5, 2017

Recognizing Mania Warning Signs, Even in the Eyes Knowing and understanding warning signs of depression, hypomania and mania can be crucial…

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Pace Yourself for More Manageable Moods
April 3, 2017

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how to pace yourself so that you can capture some of the…

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Support Groups for Bipolar
April 1, 2017

Support groups for bipolar seem like such a good idea. There are so many questions and it is hard to…

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Celebrating World Bipolar Day 2017
March 29, 2017

On March 30, 2017 we will be celebrating World Bipolar Day as a platform to provide global education, open dialogue…

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Hope and Self Efficacy – Gina
March 25, 2017

Believing you can create change in your life is the foundation for successfully making the change. Self efficacy is the sense that…

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Support for Depression – How to Get More
March 23, 2017

Many of the people I see feel that it’s very hard to get support for their depression. They may find it…

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Positive Emotions
March 19, 2017

We had a wonderful conversation (see the conversations tab on this site) with two smart young UC Berkeley graduate students in…

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Bipolar and Creativity
March 12, 2017

Bipolar and creativity have a well known relationship. Kay Redfield Jamison eloquently described aspects of this relationship in her book, “Touched…

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Mixed Depression and Anxiety or Bipolar ?
March 8, 2017

A young man who recently graduated from chiropractic school came in for a second opinion. He has had a many year…

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Sustained Attention and Denial
March 5, 2017

What to do when a loved one is refusing necessary medical care? Is an “intervention” the answer, or can sustained, loving, attention accomplish the same goals?

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