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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.
Brain injury found to be common among domestic violence survivors

Brain injury found to be common among domestic violence survivors

Better care needed for people experiencing first manic episode, say researchers

Better care needed for people experiencing first manic episode, say researchers

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse

Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse

Georgia researcher receives grant to develop models to better predict mental health disorders

Georgia researcher receives grant to develop models to better predict mental health disorders

Brain activation patterns may help identify people at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorder

Brain activation patterns may help identify people at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorder

One in five people living in conflict-affected areas has a mental health condition, analysis reveals

One in five people living in conflict-affected areas has a mental health condition, analysis reveals

Doctors urged to prescribe woodland walks for mental health problems

Doctors urged to prescribe woodland walks for mental health problems

Oklahoma’s ‘precedent-setting’ suit puts opioid drugmakers on trial

Oklahoma’s ‘precedent-setting’ suit puts opioid drugmakers on trial

Patients with bipolar disorder are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's

Patients with bipolar disorder are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's

People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease

People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease

Study provides insight into brain network connectivity in patients with psychotic disorders

Study provides insight into brain network connectivity in patients with psychotic disorders

Mount Sinai study identifies 20 new genetic associations with bipolar disorder

Mount Sinai study identifies 20 new genetic associations with bipolar disorder

Johns Hopkins study reports overdiagnosis of schizophrenia

Johns Hopkins study reports overdiagnosis of schizophrenia

Mental health care for elderly comes into focus

Mental health care for elderly comes into focus

Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

Anti-inflammatory medicine can be effective in treating people with depression

Anti-inflammatory medicine can be effective in treating people with depression

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

She was dancing on the roof and talking gibberish. A special kind of ER helped her.

She was dancing on the roof and talking gibberish. A special kind of ER helped her.

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape