Persons who committed suicide and lived at higher altitudes were significantly more likely to have bipolar disorder, compared with depression, schizophrenia, or anxiety disorders. Possible reasons may be underlying mitochondrial dysfunction in bipolar disorder, lower levels of environmental lithium at higher altitudes, or diminished efficacy of bipolar disorder treatments at higher elevations.
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Breakthrough research has transformed skin cells from people with bipolar disorder into neurons that mimicked those found in their brains.
Take the Bipolar Depression Test to self-screen for bipolar disorder and interpret your personal score.
FDA approval of Latuda for bipolar depression treatment is bigger news than you may realize.
Another reason to say no to drugs. Folks with bipolar disorder AND substance use disorders have much higher risk of justice involvement than even those with schizophrenia, especially those without a substance use disorder.
The thyroid and bipolar connection explained.
If there was anything close to a simple genetic sequence for bipolar disorder, it would have been found by now. It has not been!
Bipolar and lying go together because bipolar liars neeed to express their grandiosity and communicate the incommunicable.
Do you struggle with mornings? New research shows bipolar disorder is associated with reduced activity levels, especially in the morning.
Use the Bipolarity Index and score yourself on five dimensions such as age of onset and response to mood stabilizing medications that researchers consider indicative of bipolar disorder.
Of course the fact that bipolar is so misdiagnosed is no longer news. However, this article does a good job of explaining the consequences of this on-going diagnostic train wreck: "“The consequences of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment with antidepressants include a deteriorating clinical course, an increased risk of rapid cycling, suicide, alcoholism, substance abuse, sexually transmitted infections, and criminal activity, and increased costs of care.”
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