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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.
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

Scientists make surprising discovery in nerve cells

Scientists make surprising discovery in nerve cells

Scientists identify key neurobiological mechanisms that control aggression

Scientists identify key neurobiological mechanisms that control aggression

New AI algorithm helps predict medication response in patients with complex mood disorder

New AI algorithm helps predict medication response in patients with complex mood disorder

Scientists map regulatory landscape of mouse genome at single-cell resolution

Scientists map regulatory landscape of mouse genome at single-cell resolution

Study reveals how giant neurons in the brain may play huge role in generalized arousal

Study reveals how giant neurons in the brain may play huge role in generalized arousal

Psychologists devise new intervention to address anxiety symptoms in bipolar disorder patients

Psychologists devise new intervention to address anxiety symptoms in bipolar disorder patients

Nitrate-cured meats may contribute to mania, study finds

Nitrate-cured meats may contribute to mania, study finds

New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosis

New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosis

High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients

High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients

Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

Study finds elevated risk of congenital defects in lithium-exposed infants

Study finds elevated risk of congenital defects in lithium-exposed infants

Study: Antipsychotic treatment increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity in youth

Study: Antipsychotic treatment increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity in youth

People with severe mental illness more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, shows study

People with severe mental illness more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, shows study

New robotic system can diagnose neurodegenerative diseases through eye movements

New robotic system can diagnose neurodegenerative diseases through eye movements

Genetic mutation shown to cause bipolar disorder

Genetic mutation shown to cause bipolar disorder

ANT1 mutations connect bipolar disorder with mitochondrial dysfunction

ANT1 mutations connect bipolar disorder with mitochondrial dysfunction

Kate Spade’s death ignites concern about rising suicide rate

Kate Spade’s death ignites concern about rising suicide rate

Scientists identify neural circuit that gives rise to anxiety

Scientists identify neural circuit that gives rise to anxiety

Mobile health intervention for people with serious mental illness as effective as clinic-based treatment

Mobile health intervention for people with serious mental illness as effective as clinic-based treatment