Bipolar Disorder

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.
Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that was previously called manic depressive psychosis or manic depression. The condition is typically characterized by a mood that "swings" from a depressive state where an individual may feel down and lethargic to a manic phase that may cause them to feel hyperactive and jittery.

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Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness

Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness

Global scientific collaboration produces first genetic map of the cerebral cortex

Global scientific collaboration produces first genetic map of the cerebral cortex

Scientists unravel mystery about how nature can access genetic information in cells

Scientists unravel mystery about how nature can access genetic information in cells

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

Study finds promising biomarker for diagnosis of schizophrenia and treatment response

Study finds promising biomarker for diagnosis of schizophrenia and treatment response

Sleep problems as an infant may cause behavioural problems later on

Sleep problems as an infant may cause behavioural problems later on

Scientists create new tool to study the genetic underpinnings of brain disorders

Scientists create new tool to study the genetic underpinnings of brain disorders

New device to measure brain pH with increased spatial and temporal accuracy

New device to measure brain pH with increased spatial and temporal accuracy

Assigning patients to five well defined subgroups of psychoses

Assigning patients to five well defined subgroups of psychoses

Altered potassium levels in neurons linked to mood swings in bipolar patients

Altered potassium levels in neurons linked to mood swings in bipolar patients

New study provides clear picture of brain abnormalities associated with schizophrenia

New study provides clear picture of brain abnormalities associated with schizophrenia

Malnourishment risk linked to psychological distress among Canadian adults

Malnourishment risk linked to psychological distress among Canadian adults

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Study sheds new light on genetic relationship between three mood disorders

Study sheds new light on genetic relationship between three mood disorders

Safer and more affordable medicine for all? How Pharmacogenomics may level the playing field

Safer and more affordable medicine for all? How Pharmacogenomics may level the playing field

Texas program effectively reduces use of anti-psychotics in foster children

Texas program effectively reduces use of anti-psychotics in foster children

Study investigates three levels of recovery in people with a history of generalized anxiety disorder

Study investigates three levels of recovery in people with a history of generalized anxiety disorder

VA researchers find new evidence on the underlying biological causes of anxiety

VA researchers find new evidence on the underlying biological causes of anxiety

Combination treatment reduces breast cancer development in mice

Combination treatment reduces breast cancer development in mice

Government-funded day care helps keep seniors out of nursing homes and hospitals

Government-funded day care helps keep seniors out of nursing homes and hospitals