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Family Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

This lecture, titled: "Family Treatments For Bipolar Disorder," will address how family treatments have the greatest research support of any psychological treatment for bipolar disorder. Our guest speaker will briefly review research and discuss specific family treatments that have been shown to be helpful for adolescents and adults with bipolar disorder.  

Bipolar Disorder and Weight Gain

I hear about this so much, people hate the weight gain side effects of medication. I will be honest with you, I hate it too. However, I have learned the hard way. The most impulsive and manic thing I have ever done is get liposuction after gaining 36lbs from medication. I charged it on three credit cards. My medications caused increased appetite and not only that I am an emotional eater. Usually, after gorging my meals and heavy snacks, I just end up with eater’s guilt.

Runaway Mind

Maggie Reese was a national ranked tract star on a full ride scholarship to University of Idaho when her leg broke while winning a race ending her Olympic dream.  Without her running career to keep her together, mental illness crept in and took over.

A Novel Approach to Treating Bipolar Disorder

Himasiri De Silva, M.D.

Dr. De Silva was recognized as “Psychiatrist of Excellence” by Orange County Medical Association and received the Warren Williams Award by American Psychiatric Association/ California Psychiatric Association  for contributions to care of bipolar patients. Dr. Silva is currently the Chairperson of Behavioral Health Quality Enhancement at St. Joseph Hospital.

Vinayak Shanbhag, M.D.

SAMHSA Award Recipient

Join us and watch our Consumer Advisory Board member John Kevin Hines talk about his suicide attempt and his efforts now to educate the public. Mr. Hines was the 2009 SAMHSA Spotlight Voice Awards recipient.

Your Support Matters

Join us in our effort to provide online resources and support services for families and individuals coping with bipolar disorder.

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