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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 therapeutic approach for children born to mothers who used cannabis during pregnancy

New therapeutic approach for children born to mothers who used cannabis during pregnancy

Taking the cops out of mental health-related 911 rescues

Taking the cops out of mental health-related 911 rescues

Deep brain stimulation effective in resistant depression

Deep brain stimulation effective in resistant depression

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Low-income people enrolled in expanded Medicaid program have undiagnosed chronic illness

Low-income people enrolled in expanded Medicaid program have undiagnosed chronic illness

Childhood maltreatment associated with development of serious mental illness

Childhood maltreatment associated with development of serious mental illness

University of Maryland Professor is recipient of 2019 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

University of Maryland Professor is recipient of 2019 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

Veterans with mental health disorders have increased risk of heart attack, stroke

Veterans with mental health disorders have increased risk of heart attack, stroke

Gene regulators work together to raise individual's risk of schizophrenia

Gene regulators work together to raise individual's risk of schizophrenia

Penn State physician highlights the importance of speaking frankly about suicide

Penn State physician highlights the importance of speaking frankly about suicide

Researchers identify mechanism responsible for spatial issues in people with Down syndrome

Researchers identify mechanism responsible for spatial issues in people with Down syndrome

New research examines benefit of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders

New research examines benefit of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders

Maternal anxiety increases child's risk for ADHD

Maternal anxiety increases child's risk for ADHD

Children of anxious mothers have double the risk of hyperactivity in adolescence

Children of anxious mothers have double the risk of hyperactivity in adolescence

“Mini Brains” in the lab show electrical activity similar to a preemie’s brain

“Mini Brains” in the lab show electrical activity similar to a preemie’s brain

Individuals with many different psychiatric disorders have heightened impulsivity, study finds

Individuals with many different psychiatric disorders have heightened impulsivity, study finds

Worsening air pollution linked to poor mental health

Worsening air pollution linked to poor mental health

Study suggests link between environmental pollution and increase in psychiatric disorders

Study suggests link between environmental pollution and increase in psychiatric disorders

Environmental pollution linked with increased prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders

Environmental pollution linked with increased prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders

Risk for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has distinct effects on the brain

Risk for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has distinct effects on the brain