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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Tobias Gerhard, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Tobias Gerhard, Ph.D.
March 03, 2015
Regular treatment with lithium may reduce the risk of dementia in people with bipolar disorder, according to scientists who analyzed data from more than 40,000...
Melissa DelBello, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Melissa DelBello, M.D.
February 17, 2015
A recent clinical trial showed that a therapy called OFC––olanzapine (Zyprexa)/fluoxetine (Prozac) combination, was significantly superior to placebo for...
John A. Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
John A. Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D.
February 03, 2015
It has long been a puzzle what exactly causes the intense highs and lows of bipolar disorder, an illness that pushes people back and forth from periods of...
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D.
January 30, 2015
Over the past five years, researchers have begun to find the changes in DNA that increase risk for psychiatric disorders. It turns out there is no shortage of...
Carla Torrent, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Carla Torrent, Ph.D.
December 23, 2014
Nearly half of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder experience problems with thinking that can make day-to-day life difficult. But now, a new intervention...

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