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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.
Neuroscientists discover novel mechanism of action behind schizophrenia

Neuroscientists discover novel mechanism of action behind schizophrenia

Study explores link between sibling bullying and risk of psychotic disorders

Study explores link between sibling bullying and risk of psychotic disorders

Study reveals the link between genetic variations and major psychiatric disorders

Study reveals the link between genetic variations and major psychiatric disorders

Gladstone scientists uncover how fast-spiking interneurons improve procedural learning

Gladstone scientists uncover how fast-spiking interneurons improve procedural learning

Scientists decipher molecular structure of antipsychotic docked in its key receptor

Scientists decipher molecular structure of antipsychotic docked in its key receptor

MSU scientists seek to identify brain mechanisms related to psychosis

MSU scientists seek to identify brain mechanisms related to psychosis

Evidence suggests two patterns of early symptoms precede and predict later BD risk

Evidence suggests two patterns of early symptoms precede and predict later BD risk

Family study looks at potential genetic distinctions between bipolar disorder subtypes

Family study looks at potential genetic distinctions between bipolar disorder subtypes

High praise: Pot churches proliferate as states ease access to marijuana

High praise: Pot churches proliferate as states ease access to marijuana

Study: Higher dose of anti-seizure drug during pregnancy may increase baby's risk of cleft lip, palate

Study: Higher dose of anti-seizure drug during pregnancy may increase baby's risk of cleft lip, palate

UMSOM researchers identify new role for mitochondria in cocaine-induced behavior

UMSOM researchers identify new role for mitochondria in cocaine-induced behavior

Long-term U-M study yields framework that could be useful for studying bipolar disorder

Long-term U-M study yields framework that could be useful for studying bipolar disorder

People diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have treatable condition

People diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have treatable condition

Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, study finds

Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, study finds

Researchers identify challenges to understanding and classifying mental disorders

Researchers identify challenges to understanding and classifying mental disorders

Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care

Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care

Genetic susceptibility to BD can increase suicide risk among people exposed to traumatic stress

Genetic susceptibility to BD can increase suicide risk among people exposed to traumatic stress

Study finds link between adolescent cannabis use and future hypomania

Study finds link between adolescent cannabis use and future hypomania

Mental illness linked to early childhood adversity may be passed to next generation

Mental illness linked to early childhood adversity may be passed to next generation

Heart rate variability measured by electrocardiogram can help differentiate bipolar from major depression

Heart rate variability measured by electrocardiogram can help differentiate bipolar from major depression