- Researchers may have figured out how some individuals avoid developing bipolar disorder despite having a high genetic risk, and hope to use this avoidance mechanism to help others.
- A small study has linked several genes to stress and bipolar disorder in children.
- These genetic mutations could be linked to OCD, autism or other conditions because they act on the part of our brain involved in repetitive behaviors.
- Separate fact from myth about what it's like living with bipolar disorder.
- People with bipolar disorder have different brains, and researchers may have found what puts them at risk.
- When our internal clocks are thrown off, it can cause anxiety and depression.
- A new study has found that arthritis drug Celebrex boosts the effectiveness of antidepressant medications.
- Diagnosing bipolar disorder can be difficult, but there are signs of the mental illness that everyone should know.
- Lots of presidents are known for their achievements, massive failures, and deaths. For some, however, the chronic medical conditions they battled through their lives show another side to their stories.
- New research suggests some high blood pressure medications may increase risk of depression, while others could lower risk.
- The disorder is a serious mental illness that restricts the patient’s ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
- Certain genetic mutations in the brain could affect whether a person develops schizophrenia or drops out of school.
Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder, historically known as manic–depressive disorder, is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes. The elevated moods are clinically referred to as mania or, if milder, hypomania.