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Bipolar Disorder

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    We went to some of the nation’s top experts in bipolar disorder to bring you the most up-to-date information possible.

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    Po Wang, M.D.Psychiatrist and Clinic Chief

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    Statistics on Bipolar Disorder: National Institute of Mental Health. (2017). "Bipolar Disorder". nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/bipolar-disorder.shtml

    Other Statistics on Bipolar: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. (n.d.). "Bipolar Disorder Statistics." dbsalliance.org/education/bipolar-disorder/bipolar-disorder-statistics/

    Screening and Symptoms: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. (n.d.). "Mental Health Screening Center." dbsalliance.org/education/mental-health-screening-center/

    Related Conditions and Anxiety: National Alliance for Mental Health. (2017). "Bipolar Disorder." nami.org/learn-more/mental-health-conditions/bipolar-disorder

    Mania vs. Depression: National Institute of Mental Health. (2016). "Bipolar Disorder." nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml

    Genetics and Bipolar Disorder: U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2019). "Bipolar Disorder: Inheritance Pattern." ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/bipolar-disorder?_ga=2.9407221.1145550372.1574352502-706078380.1573652664#inheritance

    Drug v. Non-Drug Therapies: U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. (2018). "Treatment for Bipolar Disorder in Adults: A Systematic Review." effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/products/bipolar-disorder-treatment/final-report-2018

    Bipolar and Alcohol: Mayo Clinic. (2019). "Bipolar disorder and alcoholism: Are they related?". mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/expert-answers/bipolar-disorder/FAQ-20057890?p=1

    Recognizing Psychosis: The New England Journal of Medicine. (2019). "Unsteady Thoughts — Telling the Truth of Psychosis" nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1905350

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