Clinicians' Portal

DBSA is assisted by a 67-member Scientific Advisory Board comprised of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field of mood disorders. DBSA advocates for patients and encourages productive consumer-provider partnerships.

We believe that the best outcomes occur when the physician and patient are collaborative partners in the treatment decision-making process. Because DBSA is consumer-run, we can offer clinicians and other professionals unique insight into the needs of patients and clients in areas such as treatment and communication.

The DBSA Clinicians' Portal is your link to resources for both you and your clients/patients.

Research &
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Resources for
Clinicians

Tools for
Consumers

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DBSA SURVEY RESULTS
See the latest surveys and results.

DBSA CLINICIANS' BOOKSTORE Features books written, or recommended, by members of DBSA's Scientific Advisory Board.

The Physician's Guide to Depression and Bipolar Disorders

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CLINICIAN BROCHURES
Mood Disorders and Different Kinds of Depression discusses the differences between unipolar & bipolar depression, as well as why bipolar disorder is difficult to diagnose.

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SCREENING TOOLS
Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) with Key A self-reporting tool for patients that screens for the probability of mania

Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) with Key A clinician tool that screens for the probability of depression

ONLINE TRAINING
7 Dirty Words: Using Consumer-Friendly Language Podcast on how to avoid key words/phrases that may offend patients & decrease receptiveness.

OTHER RESOURCES
Life Charting for Professionals A charting tool from Bipolar Network News

CONSUMER BROCHURES
Introduction to Depression and Bipolar Disorder is a helpful overview of the two most prevalent mood disorders

Mood Disorders and Different Kinds of Depression discusses the differences between unipolar & bipolar depression, as well as why bipolar disorder is difficult to diagnose.

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WELLNESS TOOLS
FacingUs.org
The Facing Us Clubhouse is "Your Online Home for Wellness" with
--personal journals
--wellness plans & tips
--videos & podcasts
--and a creativity center.

DBSA Personal Calendar is a convienient tool for keeping a monthly record of moods & symptoms.

SCREENING CENTER 
Free & confidential questionnaires that screen for signs & symptoms of depression, mania, childhood mania, & anxiety

 

DBSA SUPPORT GROUPS
Help your patients/clients to find support in support groups led by their peers.

CLINICAL TRIALS
View a list of clinical trials for depression, bipolar disorder and other conditions.

FIND A PRO
Search our database of consumer-recommended mental health professionals & facilities. Encourage your clients/patients to recommend you or your practice.

DBSA RECOVERY EDUCATION CENTER
Access a variety of online training & multimedia tools including videos, classes & podcasts.

Bipolar Disorder or Depression? Understanding Important Differences in Symptoms & Treatment Podcast with prominent researcher & psychiatrist Joseph Calabrese, MD.

BOOKS for YOUR CLIENTS
The Bipolar Advantage explores the positive aspects of a bipolar disorder diagnosis.

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