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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.
Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Study suggests depression screening when assessing African-Americans for schizophrenia

Study suggests depression screening when assessing African-Americans for schizophrenia

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression

Unhealthy diet linked to poor mental health

Unhealthy diet linked to poor mental health

UVA scientists find potential explanation for mysterious cell death in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

UVA scientists find potential explanation for mysterious cell death in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Mental health issues affecting one in seven kids in the U.S

Mental health issues affecting one in seven kids in the U.S

Patients with psychosis have accelerated aging of cognitive networks, study finds

Patients with psychosis have accelerated aging of cognitive networks, study finds

New understanding could help improve prediction and prevention of depression

New understanding could help improve prediction and prevention of depression

New link found between psychiatric disorders and events during the prenatal stage

New link found between psychiatric disorders and events during the prenatal stage

UCLA-led scientists discover new clues to what goes wrong in the brains of people with autism

UCLA-led scientists discover new clues to what goes wrong in the brains of people with autism

Annual RegenMed SA Conference to focus on future of stem cells

Annual RegenMed SA Conference to focus on future of stem cells

Copy number variants linked with 'schizophrenia-like' subtype of bipolar disorder

Copy number variants linked with 'schizophrenia-like' subtype of bipolar disorder

Genetic risk for developing psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits manifest in brain structure from childhood

Genetic risk for developing psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits manifest in brain structure from childhood

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

B-group vitamins may be beneficial for people with first episode psychosis

B-group vitamins may be beneficial for people with first episode psychosis

Study shows how specific mutations in SYNE1 gene may increase bipolar disorder risk

Study shows how specific mutations in SYNE1 gene may increase bipolar disorder risk

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Mouse study uncovers how marijuana may damage some adolescent brains

Mouse study uncovers how marijuana may damage some adolescent brains

Probiotics may offer therapeutic benefits for biopolar patients

Probiotics may offer therapeutic benefits for biopolar patients

Higher physical activity associated with improved mood

Higher physical activity associated with improved mood