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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.
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

Researchers receive $2.9 million grant to advance screening capabilities for suicide risk

Researchers receive $2.9 million grant to advance screening capabilities for suicide risk

Rewards can be effective treatment for alcohol abuse in people with mental illness

Rewards can be effective treatment for alcohol abuse in people with mental illness

Patients with early, severe depression symptoms have increased genetic risk for psychiatric disorders

Patients with early, severe depression symptoms have increased genetic risk for psychiatric disorders

Patients with family history of bipolar disorder more likely to engage in violence, study finds

Patients with family history of bipolar disorder more likely to engage in violence, study finds

Researchers identify novel risk genes linked to bipolar disorder

Researchers identify novel risk genes linked to bipolar disorder

Nicotine normalizes genetically-induced brain impairments linked to schizophrenia

Nicotine normalizes genetically-induced brain impairments linked to schizophrenia

New research defines impact of cannabis on health

New research defines impact of cannabis on health

Endogenous retroviruses may have played significant role in development of the brain

Endogenous retroviruses may have played significant role in development of the brain

Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

GWAS identifies genomic locations linked to personality traits and psychiatric disorders

GWAS identifies genomic locations linked to personality traits and psychiatric disorders

Overweight adolescents with bipolar disorder show signs of increased illness severity, study finds

Overweight adolescents with bipolar disorder show signs of increased illness severity, study finds

Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Researchers identify mechanism of how circadian clocks in neurons encode daily rhythms of excitability

Researchers identify mechanism of how circadian clocks in neurons encode daily rhythms of excitability

Arthritis drug increases effectiveness of antidepressants in bipolar patients

Arthritis drug increases effectiveness of antidepressants in bipolar patients

Sex differences in gray matter reductions may underlie risk of substance abuse in adolescents with bipolar disorder

Sex differences in gray matter reductions may underlie risk of substance abuse in adolescents with bipolar disorder

Scientists investigate role of mitochondria in Alzheimer's disease pathology

Scientists investigate role of mitochondria in Alzheimer's disease pathology