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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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

Study of metaphors can help understand the beliefs and feelings of people with mental disorders

Study of metaphors can help understand the beliefs and feelings of people with mental disorders

Lithium chloride can alleviate radiation-induced oral mucositis and taste dysfunction

Lithium chloride can alleviate radiation-induced oral mucositis and taste dysfunction

New California law makes it easier to get care for mental health and substance abuse

New California law makes it easier to get care for mental health and substance abuse

GSK-3 inhibitors show promise in treating coronavirus infections

GSK-3 inhibitors show promise in treating coronavirus infections

Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Star-shaped brain cells may play a key role in stuttering

Star-shaped brain cells may play a key role in stuttering

Differences in gene readouts may shed light on mental disorders

Differences in gene readouts may shed light on mental disorders

People with severe mental disorders have higher risk of death from COVID-19

People with severe mental disorders have higher risk of death from COVID-19

Study uncovers genetic similarities between PTSD and other mental health disorders

Study uncovers genetic similarities between PTSD and other mental health disorders

Scientists develop world's first test to accurately predict mood disorders

Scientists develop world's first test to accurately predict mood disorders

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