Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can also be known as manic-depressive disorder or related forms of mania or cyclothymia. This type of disorder is characterized by days, weeks or months of elevated mood and mania followed by severe depression. Cycles of mania and depression can be spread over months or be as short as a day. Bipolar disorder can affect men and women of all ages. Learn more about the symptoms of bipolar disorder as well as causes, treatment methods and related conditions.

The Role of Genetic Testing for Bipolar Disorder

Research suggests that there is a strong genetic influence in the prevelance of bipolar disorder and in theory genetic testing for bipolar disorder should be possible. However such tests are limited and results are never likely to produce clear positive or negative results.

What is Hypomania?

The stigma of bipolar disorder is not less than the stigma of the terms associated with bipolar disorder, such as hypomania. Read below to learn how to recognize hypomania and to understand what it means.

Treating Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a severe and chronic disease. Here we discuss the treatment of bipolar disorder and how treatments can affect the outcomes of manic and depressive episodes.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder Depression

It is important to consider the relationship between bipolar disorder and mitochondrial disease when studying bipolar disorder as a form of depression. It is also important to understand the signs and symptoms for effective treatment of this serious condition.