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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.
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

Living arrangements of children born to parents with serious mental illness differ from general population

Living arrangements of children born to parents with serious mental illness differ from general population

Scientists identify commonly affected genes sets among people with three mental disorders

Scientists identify commonly affected genes sets among people with three mental disorders

Sleep abnormality may play vital role in schizophrenia, say BIDMC experts

Sleep abnormality may play vital role in schizophrenia, say BIDMC experts

Study finds strong link between childhood adversity and bipolar disorder diagnosis

Study finds strong link between childhood adversity and bipolar disorder diagnosis

Study to examine efficacy of orally administered medication in treating stuttering

Study to examine efficacy of orally administered medication in treating stuttering

Early marijuana use may lead to lower IQ and abnormal brain function

Early marijuana use may lead to lower IQ and abnormal brain function

Researchers find common brain abnormalities shared across multiple emotional disorders

Researchers find common brain abnormalities shared across multiple emotional disorders

Group psychoeducation could be effective in treating patients in early stages of bipolar disorder

Group psychoeducation could be effective in treating patients in early stages of bipolar disorder

New study to examine effectiveness of orally administered drug in treating stuttering

New study to examine effectiveness of orally administered drug in treating stuttering

Tendency to feel lonely linked partially to genetic traits

Tendency to feel lonely linked partially to genetic traits