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Meeting Notes – February 23, 2011

by Bruce on March 2, 2011

There was a larger group this week, due to the anticipated talk from Dr. Jenifer Culver on current therapy options for depression and bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, she had to cancel at the last minute to care for a sick child, and hopes to reschedule for the 4th Wednesday of next month. Introductions We began the […]

Meeting Notes – February 16, 2011

by Bruce on February 23, 2011

The meeting started out small this week – only four of us showed up by the normal start time (6:30).  As we set chairs and tables up for a larger group, a bemused newcomer wondered what exactly we were up to.  Shortly after, people began to drift in until we had a group of 10-15 […]

Book List – Treatments

by KL on August 4, 2010

Electroshock: Restoring the Mind Author: M. D. Max Fink Member Review: A useful book for anyone considering Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT). It gives a thorough discussion of the procedure and an extensive discussion of the controversies that surround it. The author argues that electroshock therapy is now a safe, effective, painless, and sometimes life-saving treatment for […]

Resource Guide – Crisis Management

by KL on August 2, 2010

I’m feeling desperate and don’t know where to turn. We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. I am desperate […]

Weekly creative writing class at Stanford “How do you help yourself manage your depression?” is one of the most frequent topics for discussion in our meetings. The suggestions always include writing and journaling as methods to help yourself. DBSA Palo Alto members are very fortunate because we have access to a free weekly writing workshop […]

Should I try alternative treatments? We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. What alternative treatments have you tried? What […]