In: bipolar

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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Poor Health Predicts Bipolar Outcomes
November 21, 2015

John has not been doing well. He used to be optimistic about all challenges and, although he had ups and downs,…

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Apps and Links Updated
November 7, 2015

I have just been a couple of hours updating the apps and links page on this site. There are a lot more…

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Cannabis and Bipolar
September 29, 2015

More than half of people with bipolar will qualify for a substance use disorder diagnosis at some point. In many places, the most popular…

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Is It Bipolar? The “Rule of Three”
September 5, 2015

Confession time: When I was younger I used to take the women’s magazine quizzes – How to know if you have met…

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DBT for Bipolar Group
August 2, 2015

We are very happy to pass this information on about a great group for people with bipolar being offered in the…

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UCSF Bipolar Group
August 1, 2015

The UCSF bipolar psychoeducational group starts on September 14, 2015. This group is lead by bay area bipolar expert Descartes Li,…

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Bipolar Types
July 22, 2015

One of my new patients introduced herself this way, “Hello Dr. Forster, I have Bipolar 2 and a half.” Had she…

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Mindfulness for Bipolar – Eric
July 20, 2015

Could mindfulness meditation be a viable treatment for bipolar disorder? What are the aims of modern-day meditation? Transcendence? Inner peace? Maybe…

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Bipolar Story in New York Times
July 1, 2015

I ran across a fascinating article in The New York Times magazine this past week entitled “I Don’t Believe in God…

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Blog Recommendation
June 24, 2015

A longtime reader of this blog sent us an email – “I wanted to share one of my favorite blogs. I…

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Bipolar Depression Webinar
June 11, 2015

Bipolar Depression with Dr. Peter Forster and Dr. Kelsey Schraufnagel Please join us for a Webinar on June 24th, 2015 at…

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Hypomania and Success
May 13, 2015

During the 1990s clinical psychologist John Gartner was planning on writing a book about religious movements started by manic profits, but he…

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World Bipolar Day
March 30, 2015

Today, March 30, is World Bipolar Day. World Bipolar Day is a collaborative initiative of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, the…

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Keith O’Neil Fights Stigma
March 11, 2015

Keith O’Neil is a former Super Bowl champion and the founder of the Forever Foundation, an organization whose mission is to…

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Bipolar Medications – Lyndsey
March 6, 2015

Long time correspondent Lyndsey, who has wrestled with bipolar mood swings for years, what it means, how it enhances life, and…

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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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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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Through the looking glass 2 – Meeting the Therapist
January 18, 2015

The last blog posted some three hours ago jumped over this one, much as thoughts are given to do in my…

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: 2 – Depression Assessment
January 18, 2015

…I’m returning to do the test suggested by my therapist in our previous meeting – the Beck Depression Inventory II….

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