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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.
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

UAMS scientists awarded $422,610 NSF grant to study regulation of emotion

UAMS scientists awarded $422,610 NSF grant to study regulation of emotion

UVA researchers identify connection between dopamine neurons and brain’s circadian center

UVA researchers identify connection between dopamine neurons and brain’s circadian center

People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

New map may be first step to developing treatments for complex brain disorders

New map may be first step to developing treatments for complex brain disorders

Study opens up new avenues to understanding complex experience of hearing voices

Study opens up new avenues to understanding complex experience of hearing voices

Women and men with bipolar disorder may have different immune markers

Women and men with bipolar disorder may have different immune markers

Senate GOP bill aims to add psych beds; squeeze on Medicaid signals their undoing

Senate GOP bill aims to add psych beds; squeeze on Medicaid signals their undoing

Dietary practices get reflected in the genes of Europeans, study reveals

Dietary practices get reflected in the genes of Europeans, study reveals

UC scientists use artificial intelligence to accurately predict treatment outcomes for bipolar disorder

UC scientists use artificial intelligence to accurately predict treatment outcomes for bipolar disorder

Nearly half of adults with mood disorders experience chronic pain, survey finds

Nearly half of adults with mood disorders experience chronic pain, survey finds

Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

Online self-management program benefits parents with bipolar disorder

Online self-management program benefits parents with bipolar disorder

Novel app that predicts manic, depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder wins grand prize

Novel app that predicts manic, depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder wins grand prize