Bipolar Disorder

Did you know more than 2 million American adults have bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder causes dramatic mood swings—from feeling overly “high” and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again, often with periods of normal mood in between. Severe changes in energy and behavior go along with these episodes. The periods of highs and lows are called episodes of mania  and depression. It is often not recognized as an illness, and people may suffer for years before it is properly diagnosed and treated.

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Hui-Chen Lu, Ph.D., Expert on bipolar disorder
Hui-Chen Lu, Ph.D.
November 01, 2013
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, report that when the gene SHANK3 is duplicated in mice, the animals exhibit a kind of...
Donel M. Martin, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Donel M. Martin, Ph.D.
October 24, 2013
A team of doctors and scientists in Australia, three of whom have been supported by Foundation NARSAD Grants, have concluded the most thorough test to date of...
Robert W. Buchanan, M.D., Expert on schizophrenia research
Robert W. Buchanan, M.D.
October 22, 2013
On October 21st The Baltimore Sun reported that Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member Robert W. Buchanan, M.D., will direct a new...
Brian D’Onofrio, Ph.D., of Indiana University Bloomington, brain and behavior research expert
Brian D’Onofrio, Ph.D.
October 04, 2013
Led by NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Brian D’Onofrio, Ph.D. (who was also an Honorable Mention for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 2011...
Harryet and Stuart Ehrlich with Dr. Kim from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Expert on Bipolar Disorder
The Ehrlichs with Dr. Kim
September 24, 2013
In August, Harryet and Stuart Ehrlich took a mini-vacation from their home in New Jersey to Baltimore, MD. The highlight of their trip was a stop at the Johns...

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