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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.
Mental health disorders could cost the world economy trillions of dollars finds report

Mental health disorders could cost the world economy trillions of dollars finds report

Study: Pregnant women with mental health history recognize babies' expressions differently

Study: Pregnant women with mental health history recognize babies' expressions differently

Diet and weight may influence response to bipolar disorder treatment, shows study

Diet and weight may influence response to bipolar disorder treatment, shows study

Scientists receive Young Investigator Grants from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Scientists receive Young Investigator Grants from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Study reveals structure of potential drug target in neurological conditions

Study reveals structure of potential drug target in neurological conditions

Experts warn health care providers to slow down in allowing smart pill in patient care settings

Experts warn health care providers to slow down in allowing smart pill in patient care settings

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Researchers find new way to differentiate between active and inactive viruses

Researchers find new way to differentiate between active and inactive viruses

Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders

Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders

Study finds overlapping copy number variations in Japanese patients with autism and schizophrenia

Study finds overlapping copy number variations in Japanese patients with autism and schizophrenia

Easy and inexpensive test could one day help guide epilepsy treatment

Easy and inexpensive test could one day help guide epilepsy treatment

Looking deep inside the brain to accurately diagnose bipolar disorder and depression

Looking deep inside the brain to accurately diagnose bipolar disorder and depression

New wearable sensor helps patients with bipolar disorder safely monitor lithium levels

New wearable sensor helps patients with bipolar disorder safely monitor lithium levels

Cannabis use and mental illness link found

Cannabis use and mental illness link found

Study explores how social networks affect smoking outcomes in people with serious mental illness

Study explores how social networks affect smoking outcomes in people with serious mental illness

Groundbreaking study finds certain brain disorders are genetically related

Groundbreaking study finds certain brain disorders are genetically related

Global study shows that certain brain disorders are genetically related

Global study shows that certain brain disorders are genetically related

Largest brain imaging study uncovers factors that accelerate brain aging

Largest brain imaging study uncovers factors that accelerate brain aging

Research suggests link between epilepsy and bipolar disorder

Research suggests link between epilepsy and bipolar disorder

New method provides a 'big picture' of genetic influences on traits and diseases

New method provides a 'big picture' of genetic influences on traits and diseases