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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.
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

Digital pills can help track opioid use patterns

Digital pills can help track opioid use patterns

FDA approves first digital pill with sensor - Abilify MyCite

FDA approves first digital pill with sensor - Abilify MyCite

FDA approves first drug with digital ingestion tracking system

FDA approves first drug with digital ingestion tracking system

Study findings highlight importance of screening PCOS patients for mental health disorders

Study findings highlight importance of screening PCOS patients for mental health disorders

UTSA professor receives $2.6 million grant to support women recovering from substance abuse

UTSA professor receives $2.6 million grant to support women recovering from substance abuse

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

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