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The Food Diary Slideshow by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Food Pyramid A few years ago some research by Kaiser Permanente found that people who kept a daily food diary lost more than twice as much weight compared with thos ... Read on »
10 Good Reasons to Eat Slowly by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder How fast do you eat your food? My guess is a lot faster than 10 years ago. Why is that? And are there benefits to slowing down? Well yes there are. Eating fast, li ... Read on »
Your New Year’s Resolutions by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder How are your new year’s resolutions going? Yesterday I read a post by an internet marketing guru. He didn’t achieve all of his resolutions for 2010 so in 2011 he ... Read on »
Colony of Losers by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder “You aren’t going to believe the day I’ve had.” My roommate looks up from watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the spotted blue couch that has been Depression HQ since m ... Read on »
Rural and Remote Mental Health by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Anna & I exhibited Optimism at a recent Sydney conference – the 2nd Annual Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium. As with other conferences it was exhausting work, but ... Read on »
Exercise and Mood: Short Film Competition by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder The has been running a promotional week called “Exercise Your Mood”. Many events have been held during the week, highlighting the importance of exercise for maintaining g ... Read on »
Ecotherapy for Natural Healing by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder One of the best things a depressed person can do is step out the front door. Natural light is very beneficial, especially early in the day. Exercise has proven benef ... Read on »
Black Dog Institute Photo Comp by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder The Black Dog Institute has just run an art competition with the theme “Snapping the Black Dog: A Photographic Competition about Hope and Resilience in the Fight agai ... Read on »
Smile or Die by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I recently found a great set of videos by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). The RSA is a UK institute with a long, impressive history. As far as I can tell, its main purpos ... Read on »
Review of “Back From the Brink Too” by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Books that are written for depressed people are everywhere. Books that are written for their caregivers are hard to find. There is often a chapter for caregivers a ... Read on »
Review of The Pocket Therapist by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Therese Borchard has written a great little book. Not only is it small in size (it fits into my handbag, which is saying something) but it is easy to read in small ... Read on »
Overcoming Depression: A Stop-Motion Video by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My 11 year old son made this stop-motion video about depression. It’s a great little video, in my biased opinion, and a shameless plug for our mood charting software. The ... Read on »
Cure Together – Treatments for Depression by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Cure Together has just published a very interesting chart on treatments for depression. CureTogether is a community based health site, where members share their heal ... Read on »
Cure Depression and Live Life to the Fullest! by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I promise you, no matter how you feel right now and no matter how long you’ve suffered; you can get your life back and enjoy happiness again. What’s more, once you’ve bea ... Read on »
Polar Expedition for Bipolar Disorder by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder In what can be described as a massive play on words, a small team of adventurers is setting out for the North Pole today, with the goal of raising funds for research into ... Read on »
Optimism for the iPhone and iPod: An Unusual Announcement by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I started this blog in 2007, about a year before we released our first Optimism app. Since then a lot of RSS and email subscribers have signed up, many in expectat ... Read on »
Staying Sane: Tips for Caregivers by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder As primary caregiver for someone with bipolar, I’ve found it easy to put my needs on hold…sometimes for long periods of time… in favor of who I care for. The s ... Read on »
Am I a Good Mother? by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder One of the biggest frustrations I’ve felt as a mom is the ever-present second guessing of my abilities as a parent. Couple that with a natural, heightened level of insecu ... Read on »
Depression Diagnosis: Let’s Call a Spade a Spade by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder A friend of mine went to the doctor last week, complaining of continuing pain following a back operation. She came out with a script for Effexor. She doesn’t have ... Read on »
Is Depression the New Black? by James B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Hey, is depression meant to be sexy these days? I’ve been browsing around stock image sites, searching on the word “depressed”. Here’s what I came up with. ... Read on »