In: bipolar

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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Technology and Bipolar
November 26, 2016

Colin Depp recently gave a presentation on technology and bipolar as part of the excellent International Society for Bipolar Disorders monthly (free)…

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Anxiety and Bipolar
November 1, 2016

For many people with bipolar anxiety is a bigger problem than mood swings. It is not that unusual for someone with bipolar…

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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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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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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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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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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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Bay Area Groups for Bipolar
August 21, 2016

Readers of this blog who live in the Bay Area may be interested in two groups that are starting this fall….

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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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UCSF Psychoeducation Group for Bipolar Spring 2016
December 12, 2015

UCSF Group Psycho-Education for Bipolar Disorder The Adult Psychiatry Clinic at UCSF has released the schedules of their Group Psycho-Education for…

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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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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar
November 26, 2015

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for bipolar may reduce anxiety and bolster emotional stability As with many psychiatric disorders, bipolar disorder isn’t…

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