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Welcome to the Jungle
November 17, 2014

Welcome to the Jungle is a nice addition to the large list of bipolar self help books. Hillary Smith has written…

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Bipolar Books – Marbles
November 3, 2014

Bipolar books are coming out with greater frequency. I’m hoping to focus on some of the more creative examples in this…

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Bipolar Suicide Film – Here One Day
October 31, 2014

I just attended the screening of a remarkable documentary at the Institute for Psychiatric Services meeting in San Francisco. The film…

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A Master Storyteller Writes About Homeless People
September 6, 2014

Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street Dr. Okin is a master story teller. Still, when I decided to…

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Foundations of Wellbeing
August 23, 2014

Rick Hanson’s Foundations of Wellbeing online seminar is going to help many people enjoy better, richer, happier lives. As regular readers…

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Mood Charting Part 1
July 24, 2014

“My medications work for a while and then they just stop working…” “I have tried everything and nothing works…” “I have…

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Yoga for Mood and Health
March 26, 2014

Many of our patients with chronic mood disorders report that beginning yoga and doing it consistently has been associated with periods…

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Bipolar Advantage: Has Bipolar Made You a Better Person?
March 2, 2014

I ran across this intriguing post while surfing the world of bipolar blogs…. I would love to get comments and responses……

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Reduce Your Social Stress
January 26, 2014

Regular readers of this blog know that I really like the writings of Rick Hanson (he has a wonderful email list…

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Blog for Mental Health 2014
January 18, 2014

One of the benefits of blogging is that you run into interesting people and ideas. If you blog on WordPress you…

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Bay Area Bipolar Educational Group
December 3, 2013

Dr. Descartes Li (see interview in our “Conversations” section) is starting another Psycho-Educational Group for Bipolar Disorder this spring. We are…

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Sleep Therapy and Depression
November 28, 2013

What would you do if you could double the effectiveness of your antidepressants? Let’s say that this new treatment also had…

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Learn How to Hardwire Happiness
November 11, 2013

As many of you know, I am a big fan of the new book, Hardwiring Happiness. One of the blog’s readers…

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Winter Leads to Spring
November 3, 2013

Someone shared with us a wonderful video about John O’Donohue, a Celtic poet, philosopher and writer. In it we found this…

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Hardwiring Happiness
October 23, 2013

Sometimes it is simple ideas that resonate the most powerfully with our psyches.  This week I have found myself, again and…

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Cognition Enhancing Apps
September 30, 2013

An experimental computer program is associated with improved attention and working memory in people over age 60, even 6 months after…

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Online Resources: Links and Apps Update
September 20, 2013

The very useful listserve of the Northern California Cognitive Behavioral Therapy association has had a great thread about favorite apps for…

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Brain Power
July 12, 2013

Problems with memory are common for people with depression (and the rest of us, as we age, as well). Although the…

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Iron for PMS
April 9, 2013

A recent study suggested that women who consumed higher amounts of iron (from plant not animal sources) had a lower rate…

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New Spouse by Friday
April 3, 2013

I’ve been working with a very successful attorney who has been struggling to find a way of staying in his marriage for…

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