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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. They may fidget, tap their toes, or move items around for no reason. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder. It can be frustrating for the person, but treatment is available. Relaxation exercises can help.

What's to know about bipolar II disorder?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Bipolar disorder can cause severe mood swings and changes in activity levels. However, there are different types of bipolar disorder that can affect a person in different ways. In this article, learn about the symptoms of bipolar II disorder and how it is diagnosed, as well as the differences between bipolar I and II.

Bipolar disorder in children: Risk factors and symptoms

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

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.

What is pressured speech in bipolar disorder?

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A person with bipolar disorder can sometimes speak in a rapid and disorganized way, especially during a manic phase. They may speak loudly, with a sense of urgency, or inappropriately. This can affect personal and work relationships. Treatment for the underlying disorder can help reduce or manage pressurized speech.

What is erotomania?

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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

Bipolar disorder: What you need to know

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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

What's to know about dysphoric mania?

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Dysphoric mania is a common group of symptoms linked to bipolar disorder, including depression, suicidal thoughts, and irritability. What are effects of dysphoric mania and why does it occur? This MNT Knowledge Centre article explores the available treatment options and when a doctor should be seen.

How does bipolar disorder affect women?

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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: What does it involve?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Bipolar is a spectrum disorder. It involves mood swings and a range of other symptoms, in varying degrees. Bipolar I disorder involves at least one severe manic episode, compared with cyclothymia, which involves a series of hypomanic and depressive symptoms. Medication and other treatments can help control symptoms.

Symptoms of bipolar disorder in women

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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

What is the difference between bipolar disorder and depression?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Bipolar disorder and depression have some similarities, and this can make diagnosis hard. Bipolar disorder can include depression, but it has other symptoms, too, including at least one episode of high mood, or mania. Medications are different for both conditions, but social support is important for both.

Bipolar psychosis: What you need to know

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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