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Bipolar spectrum: What does it involve?

Bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression, features extreme mood swings that include both emotional highs and lows. It is a long-term condition that can disrupt a person's ability to function in the workplace and in daily life.…

How does bipolar disorder affect women?

Bipolar disorder is sometimes known as manic depression. It can cause mood swings, from extreme highs to extreme lows, lasting for weeks or months. The cause is unclear, but genetic and hereditary factors appear to play a role. Triggers…

What’s to know about dysphoric mania?

Dysphoric mania, also known as mixed mania or mixed symptoms, refers to a group of symptoms that feature in bipolar disorder. Around 50 percent of those diagnosed with bipolar disorder experience dysphoric mania, according to research…

Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder (BD), characterized by mood swings between positive manic/hypomanic and negative/depressive states, is a common psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of ~1%. Although epidemiological studies indicate that…

Bipolar disorder: What you need to know

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that is characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low mood. But what are the signs and symptoms of this mood disorder?Over 18 percent of Americans will experience some sort of…

Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging

A recently published study demonstrates a link between telomere length, which is a mark of biological aging, and bipolar risk. The research helps to explain why bipolar disorder often comes hand-in-hand with other age-related diseases.…

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