- Researchers from the University College London propose new perspective on being moody, and how their theory may lead to a better understanding of mood disorders.
- Bipolar disorder can be difficult to treat if a patient doesn't respond to lithium. Scientists try to determine what makes some bipolar patients different than others.
- Using lithium to treat children with bipolar disorder is safe and effective in the short term.
- Teens diagnosed with two of the most common mood disorders, major depression and bipolar disorder, need to be monitored for cardiovascular disease.
- Urine could hold important biomarkers for determining a patient's mental illness.
- Teens are increasingly engaging in self-harm, finding physical pain to help relieve emotional distress.
- Demi Lovato furthers her mental health advocacy by partnering with "Be Vocal," an initiative encouraging individuals to speak up for both themselves and their community.
- People with bipolar disorder and BPD suffer similar symptoms, but they are two distinct conditions with their own diagnosis.
- Side effects from a prescription drug for bipolar disorder caused a rare, severe disorder in one Atlanta woman.
- Findings from a new study could mean we are that much closer to better detection, treatment, and prevention for bipolar disorder.
- Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and having bipolar relatives can all be risk factors behind developing this manic-depressive illness.
- Neuroscientists identified a similar pattern — a loss of gray matter in three brain structures — across a spectrum of mental disorders commonly believed to be distinct.
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.