Bipolar Movie – Here One Day

Kelsey SchraufnagelGeneral

Conversation with Kathy Leichter, Director of Here One Day We had the absolute pleasure of talking with director Kathy Leichter about her experience of making her movie, Here One Day.  Here One Day is an intimate look into her mother’s experience with Bipolar Disorder and as well as her own, as her daughter. Question: How did you come up with …

Institute for Psychiatric Services

Peter ForsterGeneral, GPS Update

The Institute for Psychiatric Services, the American Psychiatric Association’s smaller and more collegial educational program, is coming to San Francisco next week. The meeting will be in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from Thursday through Sunday and promises to be a not to miss educational and social program for clinicians with an interest in treating major depression, bipolar, and other serious mental illnesses. …

Social Intelligence and Oxytocin

Peter ForsterBasic Science, General

The nucleus accumbens (NAc) (or ventral striatum) is a central part of the reward system. The reward system has been the focus of much interest and research because of its role in the development and maintenance of addiction and depression. The reward system evolved to motivate survival behaviors and behaviors linked to reproduction and health. Evidence from research in a great number of animal species suggests that social intelligence …

Questions and Answers about Cognitive Therapy from Judith Beck

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Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research Q: What is cognitive therapy? A: Cognitive therapy is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in over three hundred clinical trials for many different disorders. In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more …