Bipolar Workbook from Gateway Psychiatric

Peter Forster Bipolar Treatment, GPS Update, Self Care Leave a Comment

Gateway Psychiatric Services is excited to announce the release of our latest book: The Bipolar Disorder Workbook from Callisto Media. Designed to educate and motivate people who have questions, particularly about Bipolar II and cyclothymia, the workbook walks users through a series of structured exercises, beginning with a basic checklist intended to identify symptoms that may warrant further investigation. The …

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June 2018 Bipolar 101 Group

Hershe Gesmundo Bipolar Treatment, GPS Update Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our fourth Bipolar 101 Group beginning in June.  The group will be held online over Zoom video conferencing and will consist of 6 sessions that are 90 minutes in length for $190 total. Group meetings will be scheduled so that everyone with an interest can attend. They usually take place in the late afternoon …

TMS Predictors of Outcome

TMS Predictors of Outcome in Bipolar Depression and Unipolar Major Depression

Peter Forster Bipolar Treatment, Major Depression, Treatments of Depression Leave a Comment

What TMS predictors of outcome in bipolar depression and unipolar major depression can we use to identify those who are likely to respond to treatment? An article in 2017 in the journal Clinical Neurophysiology reports data from a very large series of patients with both types of depression who were treated with TMS. The study looked at records from 105 …

specialty care for bipolar matters according to bob post

Specialty Care for Bipolar Matters

Peter Forster Best Practices, Bipolar Treatment Leave a Comment

Bob Post (one of the most eminent psychiatrists of our time) published a passionate article in the March 2018 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association in support of the importance of specialty care for bipolar disorder. Of course, we couldn’t agree more. That is one of the reasons we founded the clinic. We saw that specialty care …

Brain Training for Bipolar

Peter Forster Bipolar Treatment, Other Psychiatric Disorders, Physical Conditions and Health Leave a Comment

Cognitive problems are the rule rather than the exception for people with bipolar disorder and so the idea of brain training for bipolar is an attractive one. There are a number of commercially available brain training courses. Probably one of the most comprehensive was developed by a company called Posit Science. Its current flagship product is a subscription-based online program …

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Bipolar Group – Bipolar 101 Update – Gina

Peter Forster About GPS, Bipolar Treatment, GPS Update Leave a Comment

I recently hosted another Bipolar 101 Group and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who attended the group. I regularly hear of the value that support plays in the lives of people I work with who are managing bipolar disorder;they frequently speak about their communities, friends, and families and the impact they have in their lives. Our first Bipolar 101 …

Predicting Lithium Response with Functional Brain Imaging

Predicting Lithium Response with Brain Imaging

Peter Forster Bipolar Treatment, Testing Leave a Comment

Predicting lithium response with brain imaging may be an option in the future if the preliminary results of a study published in 2017 are confirmed. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati used three tools to create a program that was remarkably successful at predicting which bipolar patients would respond to lithium. 20 first onset bipolar patients who received adequate trials …

Bipolar Depression Light Therapy

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The news that bipolar depression light therapy may be effective is good news and follows a series of studies this past year highlighting the importance of treatments that affect circadian rhythms by manipulating light and dark in treating mood disorders. Bipolar depression is one of the hardest conditions to treat effectively. Antidepressant medications may have significant side effects, including inducing mania, …

Blue Blocking Glasses for Mania

Blue Blocking Glasses for Mania

Peter Forster Bipolar Treatment 1 Comment

Blue blocking glasses may be a useful adjunct to medications for mania. Bright light is one of the most rapidly effective treatments for depression and may be helpful for depression even in people without a clear seasonal pattern (winter depression). A recent study suggests that the opposite may be true, that avoiding light may treat mania. The portion of the …

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Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017

Peter Forster About GPS, Bipolar Treatment, GPS Update Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce a repeat of our very successful Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017. Do you want to learn more about bipolar disorder and connect with others who may have experienced similar symptoms to you? Gateway Psychiatric we will be hosting an online psychoeducation group this fall beginning on September 8th for adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It will …