Doctors do not know what causes bipolar disorder, but it is likely a combination of biochemical, genetic, and environmental factors.
Neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain) that may be associated with bipolar disorder include dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
Multiple genes, involving several chromosomes, have been linked to the development of bipolar disorder. Research increasingly indicates that bipolar disorder may also share genetic factors with other disorders,...Read more
At the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session in March of 2012, information was presented from the University of Michigan... Read more »
Expert patient John McManamy, who has battled bipolar disorder, is taking his voice to a new level. His informative and provocative book, Living... Read more »
Bipolar disorder treatment includes medication and non-drug therapy. The good news is that most patients respond to treatment and are able to control... Read more »