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October 30, 2020

Putting a Care Plan in Place Before a Mental Health Crisis

  • Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia

A Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD) can be useful tool to help people with serious mental illness plan ahead and have more control over their treatment during a time of crisis. A PAD (sometimes called a mental health advanced directive) is a legal document that includes a list of instructions and preferences that the individual wishes to be followed in case of a mental health crisis.

November 06, 2019

Treatments are Available for the So-called Winter Blues

  • By APA
  • Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Patients and Families

As we move toward winter with shorter daylight hours and falling temperatures, many people begin to feel the cloud of seasonal depression. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs seasonally, typically in the winter months. SAD is not just the winter blues – SAD is a subtype of major depressive disorder. It can also occur during summer, but it is much less common that time of year.

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