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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.
Online relapse prevention tool offers ‘cheap accessible option’ for people with bipolar disorder

Online relapse prevention tool offers ‘cheap accessible option’ for people with bipolar disorder

Researchers examine morbidity linked to depressive disorders

Researchers examine morbidity linked to depressive disorders

Research reveals how alterations in excitation/inhibition balance may lead to psychiatric disorders

Research reveals how alterations in excitation/inhibition balance may lead to psychiatric disorders

Study finds low cervical cancer screening rates among women with mental illness

Study finds low cervical cancer screening rates among women with mental illness

FDA grants approval for first drug to treat adults with tardive dyskinesia

FDA grants approval for first drug to treat adults with tardive dyskinesia

Duke researchers link specific differences in brain structure to multiple forms of mental disorder

Duke researchers link specific differences in brain structure to multiple forms of mental disorder

Researchers use mathematical modeling to raise density of bones badly degraded by osteoporosis

Researchers use mathematical modeling to raise density of bones badly degraded by osteoporosis

Cerebellar stimulation improves schizophrenia-like thinking problems in rats

Cerebellar stimulation improves schizophrenia-like thinking problems in rats

Study to assess effectiveness of two OTC medications for treating alcoholism in bipolar patients

Study to assess effectiveness of two OTC medications for treating alcoholism in bipolar patients

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

Salk scientists develop new way to find responders to lithium therapy

Salk scientists develop new way to find responders to lithium therapy

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Low levels of allopregnanolone hormone may predict risk of postpartum depression

Low levels of allopregnanolone hormone may predict risk of postpartum depression

Defect in non-coding DNA could give rise to language impairments in children

Defect in non-coding DNA could give rise to language impairments in children

Study: People with intermittent explosive disorder at greater risk for substance abuse

Study: People with intermittent explosive disorder at greater risk for substance abuse

Study provides new insights into side effects of antipsychotics

Study provides new insights into side effects of antipsychotics

Anti-epilepsy medicine use during pregnancy does not harm overall health of children, study finds

Anti-epilepsy medicine use during pregnancy does not harm overall health of children, study finds

UNIST researchers make breakthrough in search for potential root causes of bipolar disorder

UNIST researchers make breakthrough in search for potential root causes of bipolar disorder

Neurotrophic factor GDNF regulates dopamine neurons in the brain, research shows

Neurotrophic factor GDNF regulates dopamine neurons in the brain, research shows

Rutgers-Princeton Center aims to improve diagnosis of psychiatric diseases using computational models

Rutgers-Princeton Center aims to improve diagnosis of psychiatric diseases using computational models