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Learning to Manage Your Bipolar Disorder

Learning to Manage Your Bipolar Disorder

June 20, 2017

Managing bipolar disorder is challenging for patients and practitioners alike. Making the diagnosis in the first place is often a challenge, but once it’s made many patients and their health care practitioners are unaware that there’s more to managing bipolar disorder than juggling the medications and doing the blood tests. Listen to the podcast and read the blog.

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What we all need is more hygge!

What we all need is more hygge!

June 06, 2017

Is that a typo in the title? Should it say hugs? Well, “hugs” is getting close but not really quite there.

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The “Calm Harm” App – A User Review

The “Calm Harm” App – A User Review

May 23, 2017

Generally speaking Mental Health apps don’t have much of an evidence base. For that reason, if you are a mental health practitioner, it’s important to take a close look yourself at any apps you plan to recommend.

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Captology: Computers as Persuasive Technologies

Captology: Computers as Persuasive Technologies

May 09, 2017

Do you feel comfortable about using computers to help people with their mental health? If not you are not alone and this might give you some insight into why you feel that way. Earlier this year I read a book called The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North, a pseudonym belonging to British author Catherine Webb. The story revolves around two interesting ideas.

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Novel treatments for depression – are they for real?

Novel treatments for depression – are they for real?

April 26, 2017

Recently on a social media group someone asked if TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) really was a treatment for depression or just another “alternative therapy hoax”. Here’s some information to update you on TMS...

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