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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California author uses dark humor — and a bear — to highlight flawed health system

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Study highlights the transition in the U.S. mental health system from in-person to virtual care

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In PA county jails, guards use pepper spray and stun guns to subdue people in mental crisis

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Study discovers four genes linked to increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors

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ADHD drug associated with lowest risk of amphetamine-related hospitalizations and death

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Expanding the therapeutic toolbox for mood disorders with psychoactive drugs

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New insight into how childhood traumas affect health outcomes

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Study findings highlight the importance of preventing early traumatic events

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Study identifies genetic variation that influences lithium-induced neural proliferation

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World Mental Health Day 2022: Mental Health for All

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Metaphors relating to journey, war are commonly used in mental health narratives

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Human gene variant in ADHD, autism exposes sex-dependence of neuronal signaling mechanisms

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HBP researchers provide 3D maps of four new brain areas that play key role in cognitive functions

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Understanding how specific intensities of exercise affect different aspects of mental, cognitive health

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HKUMed team estimates a moderate link between antipsychotic use and breast cancer by over 30%

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Genetic variants associated with mental disorders also affect intelligence and personality