Although depression is the most common presentation of bipolar disorder, correct diagnosis generally requires a history of mania and thus presents a formidable challenge. This book provides clinicians with guidance to distinguish this illness and pursue an appropriate therapeutic course. It brings together a team of clinical investigators who offer research on the topic and address the most critical concerns regarding its treatment.
Aboriginal Journeys in Mental Health is a new 36-minute documentary featuring Aboriginal people recovering from depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia—and related issues such as anxiety, suicide, trauma, and substance use. The DVD honours Aboriginal people sharing their personal experiences with mental illnesses and recovery. The partners involved in this project included Fraser Health Authority's Aboriginal Services, Mission Mental Health, Mission Indian Friendship Centre Society, Stó:lo Nation Health Support Services, and Bear Image Productions. Fraser Health was the primary funder with the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information providing funding for steering and promotional support. Staff from the Canadian Mental Health Association's BC Division provided input on the BC Partners' behalf.(website)