In: substances

Life Lived as a Bipolar – Stuart Jessiman
September 25, 2014

Introducing myself, my name is Stuart Jessiman. I’m British, I come from London and I am Bipolar. I was diagnosed in…

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Mindfulness Based Substance Abuse Treatment Works
April 4, 2014

Relapse is common after substance abuse treatment, indicating that there is a clear need for effective followup options. A new study…

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“Hitting Bottom” and Substance Abuse Recovery
April 2, 2014

I’ve always been a bit ambivalent about the idea that sometimes, an alcohol or substance abuser needs to “hit bottom” before…

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Quitting Smoking Improves Mood
April 2, 2014

A study published in the British Medical Journal reports that quitting smoking had a simillar positive effect on mood as an…

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What about Marijuana for Depression or Bipolar Moods?
January 28, 2014

Since we practice in San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the move to decriminalize marijuana, we find that many…

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Herbal Supplements Often Not What They Claim
November 19, 2013

A recent study concluded that herbal supplements are often not what they claim to be. The study was published in the…

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Coffee for Depression?
September 14, 2013

Feeling down? An article in Psychiatric Times suggests that drinking a couple of cups of coffee in the morning might help…

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On the Borderline
March 17, 2013

I am writing a presentation for the UCSF Bipolar Program on the topic of the relationship between Borderline Personality Disorder and…

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Compulsions, Addictions and Secrecy
March 14, 2013

I got an urgent call yesterday from somebody that I’ve been seeing for several years.  His fiancee had just left him….

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Marijuana: Reefer Madness
September 2, 2012

Psychosis Risks with Marijuana Use This article is taken from Bipolar Network News. “At a recent conference Robin Murray, a researcher…

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Changing Bad Habits: Helpful Resources
June 19, 2012

If you talk to anyone who has worked to help people with serious bad habits (smoking, sex addiction, gambling, drug use)…

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Smoking (Marijuana)
June 9, 2012

Lots of folks with depression and bipolar use marijuana to help feel more stable. We like to keep an open mind…

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