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Bipolar at Work
Bipolar at Work – Nancy
October 3, 2017

Bipolar At Work: Disclosure and Accommodation Federal law provides important protections for workers who are coping with disabling mental or physical…

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Return to Work
August 22, 2017

Successful Return to Work Return to work is an important step in the recovery process for many people with bipolar or…

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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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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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Employment Rights and Bipolar
March 4, 2015

What are your employment rights if you have bipolar? Do you need to tell your employer? Should you tell your employer?…

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Getting Things Done
January 9, 2015

One of the perennial challenges for anyone with problems with depression or mood swings, and perhaps for anyone in our increasingly…

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Office Work and Moods – How to Stay Effective
May 18, 2014

I recently spent an interesting half an hour talking with a very successful businessman who has bipolar about how to get his…

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Managing Tasks without Pain
April 20, 2014

A young woman who is attending architecture school mentioned a sudden dip in mood that happened the previous evening.   She told…

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The Trap of Stress Disability
December 31, 2013

The other day I was asked to evaluate a fellow physician by his disability insurance company.  When I do disability assessments…

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Should I Tell My Boss?
September 22, 2013

One of the hottest topics on our forum is when, and how, to tell people about your depression or bipolar. The…

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Cluelessness: Getting Stupid
August 23, 2013

Late on a Friday afternoon,  I found myself with two patients (back to back) who were yawning and seemingly drifting off…

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Later Retirement and Alzheimer’s Prevention
July 16, 2013

A study conducted by Carole Dufouil, a scientist at the French governmental agency INSERM reveals that if individuals stay in the workforce…

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Odd Couple’s Therapy
June 21, 2013

I met today with two interesting people: they’re both attorneys. They have a remarkably different style and presentation. One of them…

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February 21, 2013

The New York Times recently published an intriguing article entitled “Relax, You Will Be More Effective.” It arrived at just the…

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Coming Out Bipolar
January 19, 2013

When and whether to tell people about a mood disorder is a topic of great interest to readers of this blog….

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To Tell or Not – Part 2
December 6, 2012

In another post, we talked about the question of whether or not to tell friends and family about the challenges of…

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October 17, 2012

What to do when you suddenly find yourself unemployed? Over the years, we’ve helped a bunch of folks through the challenge…

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Productivity: Hiding Things You Have to Do
September 14, 2012

The key to being productive (and managing anxiety) is using tools to keep track of things that you have to do……

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Money: Having Enough
September 8, 2012

These are hard times for many people. And the future doesn’t look all that bright. Naturally this leads to anxiety. Will…

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Running a Bit Late
August 31, 2012

This has been a super busy week and for the first time since we started this website we missed a couple…

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