After recovering from his own horrendous episode of depression, Graeme Cowan strove to understand the fastest way to beat depression and bipolar.His quest lead him to interview hundreds of well-known and everyday people, including former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, TV talk show host Trisha Goddard, former UK PM Tony Blair's chief adviser Alastair Campbell, former Google Executive Bob Boorstin, Seattle's Lora Inman and many others, who courageously described their journey back from the brink. There were a number of common threads in these sustained recovery stories.
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Associate Professor Felice Jacka is a Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University. She is recognised as a leading expert worldwide regarding the association between diet quality and the common mental disorders, depression and anxiety, in children, adolescents and adults. She is president of both the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and the new Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD).
Emotions matter. They impact learning, decision making, relationships,cwell being and mental health, and our overall effectiveness. In this presentation, I will discuss the ways in which emotional intelligence training can enhance children's and adult's lives. I will discuss the five key emotional intelligence skills of recognizing emotions in oneself and others, understanding the causes and consequences of emotions, labeling emotions using a sophisticated vocabulary, expressing emotions in socially appropriate ways, and regulating emotions to achieve one's goals.
In this "tell-all" webinar, Gabe discusses his decision to be completely open and honest about everything he has gone through, including his decision to live openly. While some applaud his honesty, others question his decision to live so publicly.
Currently Dr. Sánchez de Carmona is the President of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.
Born in Mexico City and graduated from the Anahuac University School of Medicine, Mexico. He did his internship year at the Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami University School of Medicine.
SNAP - Sleep, Nutrition, Activity and People - uses scientifically-based strategies that address four key factors that influence bipolar symptoms. Using this plan, people with bipolar disorder learn to develop good sleep hygiene, eat a diet that promotes mental health, implement a plan for physical activity and learn to create and maintain healthy and supportive interpersonal relationships.
This webinar will discuss normative brain changes that occur during adolescent development that may predispose toward the development of mood disorder during this critical period in vulnerable individuals. I will discuss brain changes that lead to increased risk taking behavior in adolescence, the relationship between sleep and mood, and how these factors may interact. Finally, I will discuss potential lifestyle interventions that may help to improve mood stability.
Dr. Knable will review the growing trend for consumers to use computer and device assisted therapies to help manage illness and communicate with providers. I will also discuss the PsyberGuide project, which seeks to provide unbiased ratings of these products so that consumers and their families can make informed choices about these products.
Diagnosed with bipolar as a student at Cambridge University in the UK, Missy Douglas's experience of the disorder has consistently influenced her painting and sculpture. Indeed, her latest project with fellow artist, Kim Rask, 2:365, is ground-breaking in its analysis of the direct relationship between bipolar and the artistic voice. In the Webinar, Missy will discuss the process of her project and share photos of the paintings.