Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for perinatal women with depression or bipolar spectrum disorder.

This study examined rates of mood improvement in 39 women who were perinatal (pregnant, postpartum, or planning pregnancy) and who had a lifetime history of major depression or bipolar disorder. The women participated in an 8-week course of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), a group treatment focused on meditation practices. Participants with major depressive disorder (n = 27) reported improvements in depression from before to after the 8-week treatment, with no further mood deterioration by 6 months.

The Balanced Mind Foundation

Parent-led; provides information and support to family members

The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

The Balanced Mind Foundation envisions a world where children living with mood disorders thrive because their families have the resources, community and support they need.

Features: Plipswitch: a section of the site devoted to teens, with podcasts, chat rooms, for girls only and teen testimonials; newsletters

Bipolar Disorder Magazine

BP hope strives to increase the awareness of Bipolar Disorder. Our goal is to provide hope to those suffering from the Bipolar Disorder Disease. Through the use of both print and a digital magazine publishing, we continuously feature articles on new research and treatment options for those dealing with Bipolar which allows us to provide advice and care to help those suffering from Bipolar Disorder symptoms.