In: bipolar

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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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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