Bipolar Disorder

Things to remember when a parent has bipolar disorder
February 20, 2019
Having a parent with bipolar disorder can pose challenges, such as recognizing when they are experiencing a manic or depressive episode. Learn more about dealing with a parent with bipolar disorder here.
How to spot bipolar symptoms in yourself
February 15, 2019
Symptoms of bipolar disorder include periods of mania and depression. Learn more about the potential signs of bipolar disorder, and when to see a doctor for a diagnosis, here.
Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms
February 13, 2019
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor.
How genes influence bipolar disorder
February 13, 2019
If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here.
Bipolar type definitions
February 13, 2019
There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here.
Bipolar medications: Everything you need to know
February 7, 2019
There is a variety of medications that can help manage bipolar disorder, including mood-stabilizers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Learn more about these and other drugs in this article.
Copy number variants contribute to risk of 'schizophrenia-like' bipolar disorder subtype
January 24, 2019
A form of rare genomic structural variation called copy number variants (CNVs) may be more closely associated with schizophrenia than bipolar disorder. A new study published in failed to find that CNVs were associated broadly with risk for bipolar disorder. However, schizoaffective disorder, whi...
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Diet and weight may affect response to bipolar disorder treatment
October 7, 2018
Data from a clinical trial has shown that how people respond to treatment for Bipolar Disorder may be influenced by their weight and the overall quality of their diet, including whether they are eating a diet high in foods thought to contribute to general inflammation. These are early results, bu...
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Brain scans could distinguish bipolar from depression
September 4, 2018
New research has found that neurons deep inside the brain could hold the key to accurately diagnosing bipolar disorder and depression.
The research team used sophisticated MRI scanning to see how the amygdala -- a set of neurons that play a key role in processing emotions -- reacts as...
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Breakthrough sensor to help people with bipolar disorder monitor lithium levels
August 28, 2018
Patients living with bipolar disorder and depression will soon be able to use a unique wearable sensor to safely monitor their lithium drug levels.
In a study published by the journal , researchers from the University of Surrey detail how they produced what is believed to be the world...
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