Bipolar Disorder

Did you know that bipolar disorder often develops during a person's late teens or early adult years?

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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.

At least half of all cases start before age 25. Some people have their first bipolar disorder symptoms during childhood, while others may develop symptoms late in life.

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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...
Mary Phillips, M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Mary Phillips, M.D.
April 03, 2012
A research team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine led by 2005 NARSAD Independent Investigator, Mary Phillips, M.D. used a novel technique to...
Katrina C. Johnson, Ph.D. Emory University - Using Infant Brain Activity to Better Understand Bipolar Disorder
Katrina C. Johnson, Ph.D
February 01, 2012
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Katrina C. Johnson, Ph.D. presented the ‘Taking Strides Against Mental Illness’ Lecture in October at the Brain &...
Dr. Helen Mayberg
Dr. Helen Mayberg
January 23, 2012
The Wall Street Journal featured, on Tuesday January 17th, 2012, an article on the breakthrough Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) technology that NARSAD Grants...
Victor and Edith, 1935
Victor and Edith, 1935
January 19, 2012
A daughter supports mental health research to ensure other families don’t have to live through what hers did. From The Quarterly, Winter 2012 Among Janet...

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