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 provides valuable insight into the developmental origins of schizophrenia

Study provides valuable insight into the developmental origins of schizophrenia

Study reinforces the link between microglia and some cases of brain disease

Study reinforces the link between microglia and some cases of brain disease

Excessive intake of simple sugar in adolescents could be a risk factor of psychiatric disorders

Excessive intake of simple sugar in adolescents could be a risk factor of psychiatric disorders

Recently evolved region of the ‘dark genome’ provides clues to treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Recently evolved region of the ‘dark genome’ provides clues to treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

New test provides a more objective way to assess negative urgency

New test provides a more objective way to assess negative urgency

Antipsychotic drugs associated with increase in risk of breast cancer

Antipsychotic drugs associated with increase in risk of breast cancer

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder

Researchers use embryonic stem cell model to study genetic architecture in the hypothalamus

Researchers use embryonic stem cell model to study genetic architecture in the hypothalamus

Study shows aberrant changes over time in the brains of people with bipolar disorder

Study shows aberrant changes over time in the brains of people with bipolar disorder

People with psychotic disorders at higher risk of hospitalization, death from infectious diseases

People with psychotic disorders at higher risk of hospitalization, death from infectious diseases

Breastfeeding may positively impact postmenopausal women's cognitive performance

Breastfeeding may positively impact postmenopausal women's cognitive performance

New smartphone app provides point-of-care treatment algorithms for major depression

New smartphone app provides point-of-care treatment algorithms for major depression

Experts review progress in using photobiomodulation therapy to treat diverse brain disorders

Experts review progress in using photobiomodulation therapy to treat diverse brain disorders

Wrist accelerometer data reveals how sleep is disrupted in mental illness

Wrist accelerometer data reveals how sleep is disrupted in mental illness

Mushroom consumption may benefit a person's mental health

Mushroom consumption may benefit a person's mental health

WHO report reveals the worldwide failure to provide people with required mental health services

WHO report reveals the worldwide failure to provide people with required mental health services

Solitary confinement condemns many prisoners to long-term health issues

Solitary confinement condemns many prisoners to long-term health issues

Saliva test could be used for lithium monitoring among patients with mood disorders

Saliva test could be used for lithium monitoring among patients with mood disorders

Existing drug used to treat constipation may boost people's ability to think more clearly

Existing drug used to treat constipation may boost people's ability to think more clearly

Bipolar disorder patients experiencing manic episodes likely to show abnormal brain changes

Bipolar disorder patients experiencing manic episodes likely to show abnormal brain changes