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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 disorder: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis

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.

Dysphoric Mania: Symptoms, Facts, and Treatment

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 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: Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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 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.

Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What Are the Differences?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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 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.

Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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