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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Study: Elevated adverse mental health conditions are associated with COVID-19

Study: Elevated adverse mental health conditions are associated with COVID-19

Digital phenotyping and machine learning can help assess severe mental illness

Digital phenotyping and machine learning can help assess severe mental illness

Machine learning system can predict bipolar disorder 4 years before it manifests in young people

Machine learning system can predict bipolar disorder 4 years before it manifests in young people

Electroconvulsive therapy can reduce suicide risk by 84% in bipolar patients

Electroconvulsive therapy can reduce suicide risk by 84% in bipolar patients

UIC receives grant to better prepare doctors to treat substance use, mental health conditions

UIC receives grant to better prepare doctors to treat substance use, mental health conditions

Using deep learning to study how mental disorders affect the brain

Using deep learning to study how mental disorders affect the brain

Researchers identify genetic risk factors that increase risk of bipolar disorder in people with depression

Researchers identify genetic risk factors that increase risk of bipolar disorder in people with depression

Body weight seriously impacts brain activity and blood flow

Body weight seriously impacts brain activity and blood flow

Artificial intelligence can increase effectiveness of drug repurposing for psychiatric disorders

Artificial intelligence can increase effectiveness of drug repurposing for psychiatric disorders

Study shows how G406R single point mutation of the Cav1.2 channel confers autism

Study shows how G406R single point mutation of the Cav1.2 channel confers autism

Text-messaging can be a feasible tool to augment care for people with mental illness

Text-messaging can be a feasible tool to augment care for people with mental illness

Developing a Better Understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Developing a Better Understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Yale researchers uncover potential treatment for lethal Wolfram Syndrome

Yale researchers uncover potential treatment for lethal Wolfram Syndrome

ATS releases new practice guideline on treating tobacco dependence in adult smokers

ATS releases new practice guideline on treating tobacco dependence in adult smokers

Research examines the role of perineuronal networks in psychiatric disorders

Research examines the role of perineuronal networks in psychiatric disorders

DNA hypermethylation correlated with reduced amygdala volume in male patients with schizophrenia

DNA hypermethylation correlated with reduced amygdala volume in male patients with schizophrenia

Identification of shared and distinct brain structural signatures in psychiatric disorders

Identification of shared and distinct brain structural signatures in psychiatric disorders

Familial severe psychiatric history affects treatment of bipolar disorder patients

Familial severe psychiatric history affects treatment of bipolar disorder patients

Paper-based device measures lithium ion concentration in blood of bipolar disorder patients

Paper-based device measures lithium ion concentration in blood of bipolar disorder patients

Yoga eases depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues

Yoga eases depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues