Sutherland Seminar Series
WHAT: Weekly seminars on in-depth topics related to bipolar disorders.
WHO: Designed for adults with a bipolar disorder and their family and friends; open to anyone in the community who wishes to better understand bipolar disorders.
WHEN: Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm. Each session stands alone.
WHERE: Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd, Boulder 80301
COST: A $10 per person donation is appreciated, but no fee is required.
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SEPT 16 - Diagnosis Part II: Bipolar Disorders, “Close Cousins” and Substance Use “Soft bipolar disorder” and the “bipolar spectrum.” What disorders commonly co-occur or are confused with bipolar? How does this impact treatment? How are alcohol and recreational drug use related?
SEPT 23 - Mood Charts, Regular Daily Routines, Exercise, & Nutrition: A review of lifestyle choices that may impact current symptoms and risk for relapses, and specific tools to help facilitate behavioral changes.
SEPT 30 - Sleep! Good sleep can help to stabilize mood, while poor sleep can be both a trigger and a symptom of mood episodes. We will discuss research-supported strategies for improving sleep.
OCT 7 - Treatment: Psychotherapy - What role does psychotherapy play in treating bipolar disorder? What kinds of psychotherapy are there? How do you shop for a therapist?
OCT 14 - Treatment: Pharmacotherapy (Medications) - A review of general principles to help you: (1) better understand medications and how to take them, (2) shop for a psychiatrist, and (3) make the most of (often) brief appointments.
OCT 21 - Bipolar Disorder and Relationships - What you can do to help a family member with bipolar disorder and/or what you can do to nurture relationships impacted by your bipolar disorder.
OCT 28 - Wellness/Relapse Prevention Plans and Crisis Management - Powerful tools for detecting early warning signs of an impending mood episode, short-circuiting the episode, and/or limiting the amount of damage caused by the episode. Strategies and resources for acute crisis management.
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