A study published in the New England Journal of Medicinereports that a behavioral weight-loss program significantly reduced weight in overweight and obese adults with serious mental illness. Daumit and colleagues1 emphasized the importance of such an investigation, noting, “Overweight and obesity are epidemic among persons with serious mental illness, yet weight-loss trials systematically exclude this vulnerable population.” The study employed an intervention program that modified diet and activity tailored to persons with serious mental illness and concluded participants were able to lose weight. This is significant because medication adverse effects of weight gain and increased appetite, together with non-adherence found in some persons with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental illnesses, are challenges clinicians and their patients often face.2
References 1. Daumit GL, Dickerson FB, Wang NY, et al. A behavioral weight-loss intervention in persons with serious mental illness. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print] 2. Lieberman JA, Stroup TS, McEvoy JP, et al. Clinical antipsychotic trials of intervention effectiveness (CATIE). Effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs in patients with chronic schizophrenia. N Engl J Med.. 2005;353:1209-1223.
This is one of the best commercial bipolar systems I have come across so far and believe me I've seen many systems so far. Bipolar Researcher
The program is freaking awesome! It is so helpful to have everything in one place. I used to have a journal, dream journal and mood chart I was *trying* Patient
I have been talking to other doctors about disease state management ideas in general. Compliance is the major issue. My daughter is being responsive to the importance of bStable! Loved One
Beyond a doubt, bStable is the best! My patients, their loved ones and I benefit when this software is part of a recovery program. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; John Dug
I sincerely believe bStable is the most comprehensive clinical database for Bipolar patients currently available to us. Dr. Yanni Malliaris, BSc., PhD
bStable is a valuable tool we use to help our people learn to manage the symptoms of their mental illness - and - it gives our case managers Ed Oechslie, Executive Director
I was doing research on methods to manage my mental health and ended up in a forum where they reviewed bStable as the most complete resource available. I showed my psychologist bStable yesterday and he was amazed! Patient; Brazil
DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT
Learn how a leading mental health agency that reaches more than 14,000 people annually (Caminar For Mental Health) leveraged bStable in a research study to demonstrate dramatic improvements in patient and provider communication.