In: Bipolar

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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Travel Preparation for Bipolar
June 4, 2017

Travel and mood are very much related. Often a trip is associated with a significant change in mood. This can be…

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Mindfulness: No Gain without Pain?
June 1, 2017

Mindfulness is one of those practices that seems to, quite perversely, be most important to practice at times when it is most…

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Treatment Controversies
May 30, 2017

Treatment controversies abound in psychiatry. An earlier post about a conversation I had with a patient’s therapist in which it seemed that…

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Radical Acceptance and Coping with Bipolar Disorder – Gina
May 24, 2017

What is radical acceptance? Radical acceptance is an approach named by Marsha Linehan, PhD who created Dialectical Behavior Therapy that is…

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Shame and Guilt After Mania – Gina
May 10, 2017

Addressing Shame and Guilt After a Manic Episode I have witnessed the immense pain caused by the shame and guilt experienced…

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Bipolar 101 Online
May 9, 2017

We are putting our Bipolar 101 course online. The first portion of that 9 part course is going to be available…

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Impulsivity – Gina
April 28, 2017

Impulsivity is something everyone has experienced. We have all had moments when we have said something impulsively that we regret or…

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Mood Trends
April 25, 2017

Mood trends are useful to track in order to prevent a full blown episode of depression, hypomania or mania. I…

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Bipolar Type 4
April 23, 2017

We’ve recently been re-reading some of the works of Hagop Akiskal, one of the most important writers about Bipolar of the…

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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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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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Recovery from Bipolar
March 2, 2017

Planning for Recovery from Bipolar I recently came across a great account from a man living with Bipolar Disorder, Steven Propst….

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