World Bipolar Day – March 30 – Happy Birthday, Van Gogh!

World Bipolar Day March 30World Bipolar Day (WBD) will be celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. [I’m not so sure you can accurately diagnose a dead guy. But, hey, I love Van Gogh’s work, so I’ll gladly take him as a member of our tribe.]

Vincent Van Gogh Portrait de l'artiste en 1889 huile sur toile H. 0.65 ; L. 0.542 musée d'Orsay, Paris, France ©photo musée d'Orsay / rmn
Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait de l’artiste, en 1889
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
©photo Musée d’Orsay / rmn

The vision of WBD is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and eliminate social stigma. Through international collaboration the goal of World Bipolar Day is to bring the world population information about bipolar disorders that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the illness.

via World Bipolar Day – The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).

World Bipolar Day was created by the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).

Check out the WBD Facebook page (www.facebook.com/worldbipolarday).

Exercise Treatment for Mood Disorders

Exercise Treatment for Mood Disorders: A Neurobiological Rationale

Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan shares that evidence has shown time and time again that exercise is health-promoting for the body and the mind. More recently, studies have demonstrated positive effects of exercise in mood disorders (primarily unipolar depression). What remains unclear is the underlying brain biology. What are the neurobiological deficits that occur in bipolar disorder? Do we have proof that exercise works at these levels to alter brain function? How do we translate laboratory evidence into clinical realities? These are some of the questions that are addressed during this webinar.

~ http://isbd.org/education/webinar-series