In: Family

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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Mindfulness for Children
June 2, 2017

Mindfulness for children may be a hard concept to envisage if your family life is something other than the ideal home…

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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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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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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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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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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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Dealing with Denial
October 29, 2016

Someone you love is no longer the same. They may be moody, angry at times, irrational, paranoid or they may act…

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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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Children at Risk for Depression
May 8, 2016

James Hudziak, and other researchers, presented information suggesting a strategy for improving brain health, and reducing anxiety and depression in children…

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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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Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Autism
January 22, 2016

Antidepressants in Pregnancy: Is Excess Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder Believable? Journal Watch Psychiatry editor, Allison Bryant, MD, MPH, reviewed a recent…

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Children at Risk for Bipolar
December 1, 2015

Greater Mental Health Risks For Children Of Bipolar Parents From the American Journal of Psychiatry: David Axelson and colleagues find that,…

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Controlling Crazy Behavior
October 8, 2015

A young man came in and wanted to talk about his friend with bipolar, who, when he gets manic, can become uncontrollable….

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Treating Mother’s Depression Helps Kids
May 15, 2015

Sometimes the very best way that mothers can help their children is by helping themselves. Fascinating study just published in the…

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Kathy Leichter and Here One Day
February 23, 2015

We had the absolute pleasure of talking with director Kathy Leichter about her experience of making her movie, Here One Day….

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Diagnosed Bipolar in a Crazy World – Lyndsey
September 14, 2014

I saw a production of Hamlet last month, performed by the Shakespeare-by-the-Sea ensemble. Having not seen it since my diagnosis, I…

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Friends and Family Don’t Understand – Bipolar Communication Problems
July 23, 2014

Sometimes those without the challenges of bipolar neurochemistry simply “don’t get it” – how moods can shift abruptly and dramatically, and often without…

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The Problem of Denial: How to Help Loved Ones with Substance Use and Other Destructive Habits
July 18, 2014

“What can we do to help our daughter, who is a young adult, living at home, and who is not compliant…

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Children of Bipolar Parents – Risk of Having a Mood Disorder
May 27, 2014

One of the most common questions I am asked is, what are the odds, if I am bipolar, of my children…

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