In: Bipolar

Factors Linked to Bipolar Cycle Acceleration – Arnrow
February 26, 2017

Factors Linked to Bipolar Cycle Acceleration– Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim conducted a study consisting…

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Bipolar Downshifting – Suzy B
February 24, 2017

She wakes up from a fitful sleep and within an instant knows the day will be hard. Lying on the bed…

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Bipolar 101 – The Basics and Beyond
February 18, 2017

Bipolar 101, an online course hosted by Gateway Psychiatric begins March 17, 2017: Bipolar 101 – The Basics and Beyond. The…

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Loving Someone Bipolar
February 11, 2017

Loving someone bipolar can seem like an overwhelming challenge at times. A quick survey of the internet combined with years of…

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Psychopharmacologist
February 9, 2017

I am not a psychopharmacologist. A patient who I have been seeing for almost a year and who has been depressed…

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Dangers of Mania
January 26, 2017

A cheerful young woman comes in for a consultation and soon we come to a topic that can be remarkably frustrating…

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Darkness Treats Mania?
January 24, 2017

Bright light is one of the most rapidly effective treatments for depression and may be helpful for depression even in people…

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Why Do I Have To Have a Regular Schedule?
January 7, 2017

“Why do I have to have a regular schedule” was the lurking question that hung over my conversation with Ann. She…

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Hamster Brain
November 20, 2016

A young woman who has been making good progress tackling the problem of severe depressive episodes suddenly is having trouble managing…

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4 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Addiction and Mental Illness
October 31, 2016

Mental illness and addiction co-occur more than some people may think. People with a mental illness are more likely to abuse…

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Blessings of a Bipolar Crisis
October 19, 2016

A mental health crisis, once it resolves, can leave people with a sense of overwhelming anxiety that co-workers, distant friends, family,…

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Lady Dynamite – Maria Bamford
October 16, 2016

Maria Bamford is Lady Dynamite in Netflix’s original comedy series which debuted in 2016. Maria Bamford is also a woman with…

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Tricked by Mania – Bipolar Hope
August 23, 2016

I have been fortunate this past month to have been working at the Bipolar Clinic at UCSF. Chief of the clinic,…

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Patrick Kennedy Talks about Bipolar and Addiction
July 10, 2016

This is a great video that talks about the powerful negative effect of stigma (not talking about mental illness) on the…

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Children of Bipolar Parents
May 11, 2016

A series of presentations at the 2015 meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry point to the importance of…

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Touched with Fire
March 7, 2016

I am so happy to see that bipolar is coming out of the closet. One dramatic example of that is…

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World Bipolar Day 2016
February 16, 2016

World Bipolar Day 2016 World Bipolar Day is celebrated each year every 30th of March, the birthday of the well known post­…

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Hidden Psychosis
February 13, 2016

In the last six months I’ve had a couple of experiences that I’m still trying to make a sense of. Two…

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Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology
February 8, 2016

The wonderful thing about having two blogs (www.moodsurfing.com and www.gatewaypsychiatric.com) is that there are two sets of readers for the articles…

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Childhood Bipolar: Mother Knows Best
January 25, 2016

A recent blog post in Bipolar News (one of our favorite resources for up-to-date information on bipolar research) argues that mother’s evaluations…

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