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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Andrew M. McIntosh, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Andrew M. McIntosh, M.D.
July 31, 2013
Andrew M. McIntosh, M.D., Chair of Biological Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh, U.K., used his 2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant to probe...
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, Martin Schalling, M.D., Ph.D., Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, Expert on Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research
Martin Schalling, M.D., Ph.D.
March 12, 2013
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, Martin Schalling, M.D., Ph.D. was among a team of researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden who recently...
Wayne Drevets, M.D., expert on bipolar disorder
Wayne Drevets, M.D.
March 01, 2013
WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE: THE ART & SCIENCE OF CARING From The Quarterly, Winter 2013 On September 14, 2012 the Brain & Behavior Research...
Amit Anand, M.D., NARSAD Grantee,  Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology, Center for Neuroimaging, Indiana University School of Medicine, Expert on Bipolar Disorder
Amit Anand, M.D.
January 17, 2013
NARSAD Grantees Amit Anand, M.D. and Leslie A. Hulverhshorn, M.D., M.Sc., with Indiana University colleagues, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI...
Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., Marie B. Gale Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. An internationally recognized expert in the treatment of childhood mood disorders
Dr. Karen Dineen Wagner
December 03, 2012
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation celebrated 25 years of Empowering Research for Productive Lives and honored eight extraordinary scientists at its...


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