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Bipolar is a mental disorder that is characterized by serious mood swings - alternating with highs (what clinicians call "mania") and lows (also known as depression). The periods of mania and depression vary from person to person and are often so extreme

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It's official: Pets benefit our mental health

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.

Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

A prospective study examines the link between cannabis use at the age of 17–18 and hypomania — a common symptom of bipolar disorder — in early adulthood.

Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of some drugs that causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. Learn about which medications cause it.

Hyperarousal: Symptoms and treatment

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Hyperarousal is common in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. What are the key signs of hyperarousal and how can people manage their symptoms?

What is psychomotor agitation?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder.

What is bipolar II disorder? Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

How does bipolar II disorder differ from bipolar I disorder? In this article, learn about the symptoms of bipolar II disorder and how it is diagnosed.

Bipolar disorder in children: Risk factors and symptoms

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

In this article, learn how to identify the signs of bipolar disorder in children, how it is diagnosed, complications, treatments, and how to be supportive.

Pressured speech in bipolar disorder: Symptoms and causes

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

Pressured speech in bipolar disorder is where someone's speech is rapid and disorganized. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

What is erotomania? Symptoms and treatment

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

Erotomania is a type of delusional belief where a person believes that another person is in love with them, regardless of the evidence otherwise.

The 10 best bipolar blogs

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

Bipolar blogs are written by mental health professionals and individuals who are living with bipolar disorder. We have selected the best bipolar blogs.

Afternoon slump explained by brain's 'reward center'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

A neuroscientific study suggests that the brain's reward-processing hub, controlled by our body clock, drives us into an energy slump around 2 p.m.

Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its prevention.

Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Research finds deep links between biological aging, bipolar disorder, and brain structure. Telomere length may be a new marker for psychiatric disorders.

Bipolar disorder: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about the symptoms of bipolar disorder, a condition characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low moods, as well as how it is managed.

Researchers develop online support for people with bipolar disorder

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

An online relapse prevention tool for Bipolar Disorder offers a "cheap accessible option" for people seeking support following treatment, say researchers.

Bipolar breakthrough: New study reveals disease-causing mechanism

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study shows how a forebrain deficiency in the cellular protein phospholipase Cγ1 causes bipolar disorder-like symptoms in mice.

Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder (BD), characterized by mood swings between positive manic/hypomanic and negative/depressive states, is a common psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of ~1%.

New study shows old drugs far better at treating bipolar

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new Deakin University and Barwon Health study has found an old treatment for bipolar is much more effective than a newer medication.

Dysphoric Mania: Symptoms, Facts, and Treatment

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is dysphoric mania and why does dysphoric mania occur? What treatment options are available and when should a doctor be seen?

Bipolar Disorder in Women: What You Need to Know

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but triggers, symptoms, and treatments may be different for women. Find out how gender affects this condition.

Bipolar Spectrum: Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar is a spectrum disorder. Learn about what this entails, the types of bipolar disorder, their symptoms, and how diagnosis and treatment differ.

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms in Women

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but women are more likely to experience bipolar II, and their symptoms may be different. Find out more.

Psychosis: Link to brain inflammation antibodies raises new treatment hope

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study reveals that encephalitis-causing antibodies - such as against NMDAR - are present in some people with a first episode of psychosis.

Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What Are the Differences?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder and depression have some similarities, and these similarities can make diagnosis hard. Learn about differences in symptoms and treatment.

Bipolar Psychosis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is bipolar disorder and what is psychosis? Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar psychosis as well as other symptoms and complications.