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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Body weight seriously impacts brain activity and blood flow

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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

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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

Study identifies protein that acts like a volume dial for the release of neurotransmitters

Study identifies protein that acts like a volume dial for the release of neurotransmitters

Father's Toxoplasma infection can impact their offspring's brain health and behavior

Father's Toxoplasma infection can impact their offspring's brain health and behavior

Schizophrenia related to abnormal fatty metabolism in the brain

Schizophrenia related to abnormal fatty metabolism in the brain

Review: The effect of probiotics in ameliorating altered CNS functions in neurological disorders

Review: The effect of probiotics in ameliorating altered CNS functions in neurological disorders

Swedish care for bipolar disorder shows inequalities

Swedish care for bipolar disorder shows inequalities

Bright light therapy can be effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder

Bright light therapy can be effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder

Scientists urge public to assess mental health impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Scientists urge public to assess mental health impact of COVID-19 pandemic