bipolar disorder


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The symptoms of bipolar disorder include alternating periods of depression and high, irritable mood, increased activity and restlessness, racing thoughts, talking fast, impulsive behavior and a decreased need for sleep.
This supports the emerging concept that bipolar disorder arises from a combination of genetic vulnerabilities.
Second, bipolar disorder affects the family members and caregivers of patients through the family environment.
Bipolar disorder affects one in 100 people in the UK.
We found that the young people who had a parent or sibling with bipolar disorder had reduced brain responses to emotive faces, particularly a fearful face.
One of the characteristics of bipolar disorder is the extreme periods of positive mood, or mania.
The researchers found that patients in the complicated group had a significantly earlier age of onset of bipolar disorder than the other groups.
For many years, lithium has been the gold standard of treatment for bipolar disorder.
If, on the other hand, you wish to know how many research grants NIMH is supporting to study bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), type in "bipolar.
A variety of medications are used to treat bipolar disorder.
As an example of the importance of early intervention, a case study of a child recently diagnosed with early-onset bipolar disorder is examined.
Four of the 10 leading causes of disability in the United States and other developed countries are mental disorders: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Q: Even though your book explores bipolar disorder, you don't spend a lot of time reciting statistics or giving readers chapter and verse about the disease.
A few years ago, mental health counselors and other professionals rarely diagnosed bipolar disorder in adolescence.
Objective: Bipolar disorder is a leading cause of disability and death in women of childbearing age and episodes of bipolar disorder immediately following childbirth are common and clinically important.