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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Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., Professor and Director of Psychiatric Genonomics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D.
July 05, 2012
A new study published online in the Archives of General Psychiatry on July 2 found that a family history of schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder is a risk...
Marco P. Boks, M.D., Ph.D., Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, 2009 NARSAD Young Investigator  Grantee, expert on Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia and epigenetics
Marco P. Boks, M.D., Ph.D.
July 03, 2012
Marco P. Boks, M.D., Ph.D., Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, 2009 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee: "Methylation as an Epigenetic Cause of...
Chiara Nosarti  Ph.D., Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
Chiara Nosarti Ph.D.
June 04, 2012
One of the largest studies to investigate birth complications and later mental health has found that premature birth (less than 32 weeks gestation) constitutes...
David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D. 1987 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee 2001 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee 2011 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Mood Disorders Prizewinner Professor of Psychiatry Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program Director, Integrative Study Center for Mood Disorders UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D.
April 18, 2012
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Karen Lynnette Gamble, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Karen Lynnette Gamble, Ph.D.
April 18, 2012
From The Quarterly, Spring 2012 Disruption of the circadian clock, the 24-hour cycle of waking and sleeping, can increase the risk of a range of illnesses and...

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