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Bipolar at Work
Bipolar at Work – Nancy
October 3, 2017

Bipolar At Work: Disclosure and Accommodation Federal law provides important protections for workers who are coping with disabling mental or physical…

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Return to Work
August 22, 2017

Successful Return to Work Return to work is an important step in the recovery process for many people with bipolar or…

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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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Office Work and Moods – How to Stay Effective
May 18, 2014

I recently spent an interesting half an hour talking with a very successful businessman who has bipolar about how to get his…

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Managing Tasks without Pain
April 20, 2014

A young woman who is attending architecture school mentioned a sudden dip in mood that happened the previous evening.   She told…

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The Trap of Stress Disability
December 31, 2013

The other day I was asked to evaluate a fellow physician by his disability insurance company.  When I do disability assessments…

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Should I Tell My Boss?
September 22, 2013

One of the hottest topics on our forum is when, and how, to tell people about your depression or bipolar. The…

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Cluelessness: Getting Stupid
August 23, 2013

Late on a Friday afternoon,  I found myself with two patients (back to back) who were yawning and seemingly drifting off…

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February 21, 2013

The New York Times recently published an intriguing article entitled “Relax, You Will Be More Effective.” It arrived at just the…

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Coming Out Bipolar
January 19, 2013

When and whether to tell people about a mood disorder is a topic of great interest to readers of this blog….

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Coming Out
December 22, 2012

Coming out– One of the topics that has generated the most interest on this site has to do with whether to…

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To Tell or Not – Part 2
December 6, 2012

In another post, we talked about the question of whether or not to tell friends and family about the challenges of…

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Money and Security
November 17, 2012

How much money does it take for someone to feel really secure? This seems like a sensible question. Certainly, many of…

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The Different Types of Vacations
October 23, 2012

This past weekend, we were at a Halloween party talking to a computer engineer who recently moved here from Holland.  The…

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Chronic Anger Kills
October 2, 2012

Anger is a necessary emotion. It can motivate to change things for the better, to protect ourselves from evil, to re-shape…

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Sick of Vacation
September 29, 2012

Hard working professionals go on vacation and immediately get sick. This doesn’t happen just once, it is regular and reliable. What…

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Productivity: Hiding Things You Have to Do
September 14, 2012

The key to being productive (and managing anxiety) is using tools to keep track of things that you have to do……

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Dynamic Balance
August 16, 2012

We were talking to a young woman trying to figure out how to maintain more of a balance in her life. She…

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July 31, 2012

Getting things done can be a real struggle when you are experiencing low mood. When we are depressed, we lack the…

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Dealing with Perfectionism
July 28, 2012

Society puts a premium on perfection, for good reason. Perfection fascinates and inspires. I am particularly drawn to the symmetry and…

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