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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BBRF hosts a free webinar on manipulating memories to help treat brain illness

BBRF hosts a free webinar on manipulating memories to help treat brain illness

PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

$50 million PCORI funding approved for studies focused on treating suicidal depression and bipolar depression

$50 million PCORI funding approved for studies focused on treating suicidal depression and bipolar depression

AbbVie Submits Marketing Authorization Application to EMA for Atogepant for the Preventive Treatment of Migraine

AbbVie Submits Marketing Authorization Application to EMA for Atogepant for the Preventive Treatment of Migraine

Gun safety ‘wrapped in a mental health bill’: A look at health provisions in the new law

Gun safety ‘wrapped in a mental health bill’: A look at health provisions in the new law

New therapy approaches can help when medicine is not enough for schizophrenia and psychosis

New therapy approaches can help when medicine is not enough for schizophrenia and psychosis

People with mental health problems at higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes

People with mental health problems at higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes

Taking valproic acid during pregnancy can cause birth defects, study shows

Taking valproic acid during pregnancy can cause birth defects, study shows

Long wait for justice: People in jail face delays for mental health care before they can stand trial

Long wait for justice: People in jail face delays for mental health care before they can stand trial

Discovery of small protein’s structure could lead to new therapies for neurological disorders

Discovery of small protein’s structure could lead to new therapies for neurological disorders

Prenatal exposure to antiseizure drugs associated with risk of autism and intellectual disability

Prenatal exposure to antiseizure drugs associated with risk of autism and intellectual disability

Stem cell model could provide insights into biological mechanisms that underlie neuropsychiatric disorders

Stem cell model could provide insights into biological mechanisms that underlie neuropsychiatric disorders

Autistic adults have worse health and poorer quality healthcare

Autistic adults have worse health and poorer quality healthcare

Treating pediatric psychiatric disorders with psychotropic drugs reduces later substance use disorder risk

Treating pediatric psychiatric disorders with psychotropic drugs reduces later substance use disorder risk

Breastfeeding associated with improved maternal mental health outcomes

Breastfeeding associated with improved maternal mental health outcomes

Viral microRNA acts as a master regulator to induce the reactivation of dormant herpesviruses

Viral microRNA acts as a master regulator to induce the reactivation of dormant herpesviruses

Study describes the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric primary care mental health visits

Study describes the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric primary care mental health visits

People with severe mental illness have increased risk of cardiovascular-related mortality

People with severe mental illness have increased risk of cardiovascular-related mortality

Low-dose lithium attenuates kidney aging in mice

Low-dose lithium attenuates kidney aging in mice

Study shows weakened brain connections in young people at risk of bipolar disorder

Study shows weakened brain connections in young people at risk of bipolar disorder