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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In a murky sea of mental health apps, consumers left adrift

In a murky sea of mental health apps, consumers left adrift

Research clarifies neuron-specific DNA methylation changes and characteristics in bipolar disorder

Research clarifies neuron-specific DNA methylation changes and characteristics in bipolar disorder

Genomic study identifies marked differences between two halves of the hippocampus

Genomic study identifies marked differences between two halves of the hippocampus

Adults with schizophrenia have increased risk of dying from suicide

Adults with schizophrenia have increased risk of dying from suicide

Newly identified genetic variants play a role in bipolar disorder

Newly identified genetic variants play a role in bipolar disorder

Six key factors determine medication adherence in people with bipolar disorder

Six key factors determine medication adherence in people with bipolar disorder

Brain thinning in youth associated with psychosis

Brain thinning in youth associated with psychosis

Untreated mental health disorders can affect women and their children during and after pregnancy

Untreated mental health disorders can affect women and their children during and after pregnancy

Partners to people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder also meet diagnostic criteria for mental disorder

Partners to people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder also meet diagnostic criteria for mental disorder

BrainMap analysis strongly affirms 'network degeneration hypothesis' theory

BrainMap analysis strongly affirms 'network degeneration hypothesis' theory

Researchers explore ways to reduce firearm-related death and injury

Researchers explore ways to reduce firearm-related death and injury

Linkam FDCS196 stage used in research to develop a novel transdermal delivery system for risperidone

Linkam FDCS196 stage used in research to develop a novel transdermal delivery system for risperidone

Study demonstrates profound anhedonia in people with frontotemporal dementia

Study demonstrates profound anhedonia in people with frontotemporal dementia

Study offers a promising blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Study offers a promising blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Mice experiencing hallucination-like events provide clues to understand psychosis

Mice experiencing hallucination-like events provide clues to understand psychosis

Disrupted biochemical pathway can lead to the brain changes characteristic of bipolar disorder

Disrupted biochemical pathway can lead to the brain changes characteristic of bipolar disorder

U-M Depression Center to be renamed in recognition of Eisenbergs' philanthropy toward the center

U-M Depression Center to be renamed in recognition of Eisenbergs' philanthropy toward the center

Study: Wisdom and loneliness can influence the gut microbial diversity

Study: Wisdom and loneliness can influence the gut microbial diversity

Genetic study identifies sex-dependent differences in major psychiatric disorders

Genetic study identifies sex-dependent differences in major psychiatric disorders

Researchers analyze conceptual metaphors used to describe issues associated with depression

Researchers analyze conceptual metaphors used to describe issues associated with depression