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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.
Sleep loss can trigger mood episodes in bipolar disorder patients

Sleep loss can trigger mood episodes in bipolar disorder patients

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

Web-based therapies increase likelihood of people with severe mental illness finding work

Web-based therapies increase likelihood of people with severe mental illness finding work

Study finds brain chemical elevations in young people experiencing first episode of psychosis

Study finds brain chemical elevations in young people experiencing first episode of psychosis

Novel midday bright light therapy decreases symptoms of depression in bipolar patients

Novel midday bright light therapy decreases symptoms of depression in bipolar patients

Research confirms smartphone apps as effective treatment option for depression

Research confirms smartphone apps as effective treatment option for depression

Scientists genetically engineer mice that display behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder

Scientists genetically engineer mice that display behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder

Research provides insight into how imbalance in neural precursor cells may contribute to brain diseases

Research provides insight into how imbalance in neural precursor cells may contribute to brain diseases

Genetics of circadian rhythms found to have effect on migraine

Genetics of circadian rhythms found to have effect on migraine

Scientists propose new theory that ADHD may be linked to lack of regular circadian sleep

Scientists propose new theory that ADHD may be linked to lack of regular circadian sleep

Reward center of the brain peaks in the morning and evening, study finds

Reward center of the brain peaks in the morning and evening, study finds

First-of-its-kind study compares long-term weight gain across different psychotic disorders

First-of-its-kind study compares long-term weight gain across different psychotic disorders

Researchers identify control mechanisms of synapse formation

Researchers identify control mechanisms of synapse formation

Voice-hearers can quickly detect disguised speech patterns in ambiguous sounds

Voice-hearers can quickly detect disguised speech patterns in ambiguous sounds

Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder

Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder

Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don’t know why

Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don’t know why

Mental health crucial to overall wellbeing of athletes

Mental health crucial to overall wellbeing of athletes

Sexual assault survivors have increased risk for suicide, mental health conditions

Sexual assault survivors have increased risk for suicide, mental health conditions

Researchers identify decreased brain pH levels in mouse models of mental disorders

Researchers identify decreased brain pH levels in mouse models of mental disorders