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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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

New form of magnetic brain stimulation relieves symptoms of severe depression

New form of magnetic brain stimulation relieves symptoms of severe depression

Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness

Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness

Global scientific collaboration produces first genetic map of the cerebral cortex

Global scientific collaboration produces first genetic map of the cerebral cortex

Scientists unravel mystery about how nature can access genetic information in cells

Scientists unravel mystery about how nature can access genetic information in cells

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

Study finds promising biomarker for diagnosis of schizophrenia and treatment response

Study finds promising biomarker for diagnosis of schizophrenia and treatment response

Sleep problems as an infant may cause behavioural problems later on

Sleep problems as an infant may cause behavioural problems later on

Scientists create new tool to study the genetic underpinnings of brain disorders

Scientists create new tool to study the genetic underpinnings of brain disorders

New device to measure brain pH with increased spatial and temporal accuracy

New device to measure brain pH with increased spatial and temporal accuracy

Assigning patients to five well defined subgroups of psychoses

Assigning patients to five well defined subgroups of psychoses