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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New nasal spray delivers antipsychotic medication directly to the brain

New nasal spray delivers antipsychotic medication directly to the brain

‘Peer respites’ provide an alternative to psychiatric wards during pandemic

‘Peer respites’ provide an alternative to psychiatric wards during pandemic

Study: Many patients want virtual mental health care even after the pandemic subsides

Study: Many patients want virtual mental health care even after the pandemic subsides

Study: Decreased activation of LEF1 gene disrupts ordinary neuronal function

Study: Decreased activation of LEF1 gene disrupts ordinary neuronal function

Large transporter protein dysfunction associated with schizophrenia

Large transporter protein dysfunction associated with schizophrenia

Brain tissue analysis may help explain enduring mysteries about PTSD

Brain tissue analysis may help explain enduring mysteries about PTSD

Targeted brain stimulation dulls social pain

Targeted brain stimulation dulls social pain

Newly discovered brain pattern could improve the diagnosis of mental health disorders

Newly discovered brain pattern could improve the diagnosis of mental health disorders

UH researcher examines whether early drug intervention can curb weight gain in mentally ill children

UH researcher examines whether early drug intervention can curb weight gain in mentally ill children

Researchers deploy new framework for eliminating defects in health care value

Researchers deploy new framework for eliminating defects in health care value

Researchers identify potential drug target that may improve cognition in people with mental illnesses

Researchers identify potential drug target that may improve cognition in people with mental illnesses

Researchers assess benefits of magnetic seizure therapy to treat depression in bipolar patients

Researchers assess benefits of magnetic seizure therapy to treat depression in bipolar patients

Altered white matter connectivity linked with disruption of conscious access in psychosis

Altered white matter connectivity linked with disruption of conscious access in psychosis

Study could provide a new tool to predict relapse in bipolar disorder

Study could provide a new tool to predict relapse in bipolar disorder

Study focuses on current practices of restraint use in emergency settings

Study focuses on current practices of restraint use in emergency settings

McLean Hospital joins public-private partnership to find cure for schizophrenia

McLean Hospital joins public-private partnership to find cure for schizophrenia

Combination therapy is more effective at preventing recurrence of bipolar disorder

Combination therapy is more effective at preventing recurrence of bipolar disorder

STAT3 deficiency reduces emotional reactivity, shows study

STAT3 deficiency reduces emotional reactivity, shows study

Hard lives made harder by COVID: Homeless endure a ‘slow-moving train wreck’

Hard lives made harder by COVID: Homeless endure a ‘slow-moving train wreck’

Scientists receive two-year grant to develop tool for treating mood disorders

Scientists receive two-year grant to develop tool for treating mood disorders