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Bipolar IN Order
October 2, 2016

Free Eight Steps To Bipolar IN Order Video Course Tom Wootton posted an announcement that should be of interest to many…

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Fall Preparation
September 26, 2016

Northern Hemisphere Fall Preparation If you live in the northern hemisphere, and particularly if you live in the United States, this is an…

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Surround Yourself with Happiness
September 16, 2016

We are truly blessed to have Deborahmichelle Sanders’ permission to run some abstracts from her book The Complete How to Repair…

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Instagram Photos Reveal Depression
September 8, 2016

Smartphones are collecting information about us all of the time. As we post pictures and text online what are we revealing…

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Predicting Depression Recurrence
August 24, 2016

For people with a history of unipolar depression (episodes in the past of clinically significant depression, but no history of periods…

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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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Depression and Inflammation Interactions
July 3, 2016

There has been a lot of interest in the last year in the idea that information or activation of the body’s…

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How to Nap
June 26, 2016

For many people with depression the idea of taking a nap makes a lot of sense. On the other hand, staying…

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Nutritional Supplements for Depression
June 17, 2016

It is time to update the information on this site about nutritional supplements that may be effective for people with depression….

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Mindfulness Warnings
May 22, 2016

A recent visitor to this site sent us this link and some thoughts about mindfulness… This article about the dangers of…

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Best Treatment for Chronic Insomnia
May 17, 2016

What is the best treatment for chronic insomnia? The American College of Physicians has just published the results of a careful…

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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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Free Treatment/Research Study for Bipolar I Disorder
April 22, 2016

Announcement: Readers of this blog who are in the bay area may be interested in a free group treatment study offered…

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Kevin Briggs and the Golden Gate Bridge
March 5, 2016

I am away at the annual meeting of the Northern California Psychiatric Society this weekend and while taking a break from…

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Mindfulness Changes Brain Connections
February 27, 2016

Whereas there is relatively good evidence that mindfulness meditation has beneficial effects on health and mental health, the mechanism of action for…

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SAD and CBT by Eric
February 15, 2016

Say Goodbye to SAD with CBT.  Light therapy might be the long-standing and go-to treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but…

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Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology
February 8, 2016

The wonderful thing about having two blogs ( and is that there are two sets of readers for the articles…

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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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Our Relationship to Pain, Matters
May 8, 2015

Chronic pain can significantly affect our lives. It can result in not being able to engage in activities we loved to…

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