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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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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.

Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness but a number of lifestyle remedies and natural treatments could help to reduce symptoms.

Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide.

Is There a Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Lying?

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to tell lies. We look at some of the reasons why this might happen.

How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Memory?

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is bipolar disorder and what are the effects on a persons ability to think? Learn about living with cognitive problems associated with bipolar.

Sex-related differences in the brain may affect pathways to substance abuse in adolescents with bipolar disorder

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PST

A new study has found that adolescents suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use disorders if they have lower gray matter volume in the brain, a clue that can help in...

Bipolar Disorder: What is Rapid Cycling?

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What do bipolar mood swings look like and what do they feel like? Learn about the causes of rapid cycling and who is most affected by it.

Common sets of genes disrupted in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Studying brain tissue from deceased donors, Johns Hopkins scientists have found common groups of genes disrupted among people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.

Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol: What's the Connection?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

Understand how alcohol consumption may be connected to bipolar and why that link exists. This article looks at common symptoms of a bipolar episode.

People with bipolar disorder more than twice as likely to have suffered childhood adversity

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A University of Manchester study which looked at more than thirty years of research into bipolar, found that people with the disorder are 2.

New research - fruit fly neurons hold the key to the molecular causes of mental diseases

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PST

New research involving the removal and analysis of single neurons from fruit fly (Drosophila) embryos has revealed insights into the causes of mental diseases such as bipolar disease.

High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Some high blood pressure lowering medications may affect mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, according to new research.

Group psychoeducation offers 'early intervention' for bipolar patients

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary...

Brain study confirms gene mutation link to psychiatric disorders

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain.

How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that causes people to switch between different moods.

Study finds average 6-year delay between onset and diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PST

Long delays mean missed opportunities for early intervention to reduce the severity of episodes of bipolar disorder.

Infections, antibiotic use linked to manic episodes in people with serious mental illness

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

In research using patient medical records, investigators from Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt Health System report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were...

Epigenetic study of lactose intolerance may shed light on the origin of mental illness

Tue, 10 May 2016 01:00:00 PST

A new study on the epigenetics of lactose intolerance may provide an approach to understanding schizophrenia and other complex, serious illnesses.

Schizophrenia, bipolar tied to yeast infection

Thu, 05 May 2016 07:00:00 PST

Research finds a history of Candida yeast infection is more common in men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and in women with these illnesses who have memory problems.

Study may explain gene's role in major psychiatric disorders

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PST

Gene associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and depression linked to brain cell death in mice.

Epilepsy drug may not increase risk of birth defects

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:00 PST

Babies born to pregnant women taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine may not be at an increased risk of birth defects, such as cleft lip, cleft palate or clubfoot, according to a study published in...

Scripps Florida study lays groundwork for potential bipolar disorder therapies

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder, which affects nearly eight million Americans, takes a toll not only on patients, but also on their families and communities.

Cannabis use linked to worse treatment outcomes for psychosis patients

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST

Treatment for a first episode of psychosis may be more likely to fail if a patient uses cannabis, suggests a new study that found higher hospital admissions among such patients.

New online tool launched to help people struggling with bipolar disorder make informed, positive lifestyle choices

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PST

The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) has announced the launch of its free, online Behavioral Health Quality of Life Tool (BHQL) to empower people struggling with bipolar disorder to assess...

Study shows genetic counseling helps psychiatric patients

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 01:00:00 PST

A new University of British Columbia study shows that genetic counselling helps patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar conditions understand and cope with their illness.