What Causes Bipolar Disorder?

About one in every 160 people (0.6%) develop bipolar disorder at some point in their life. It affects men and women at equal rates, and it’s found among all ages, races, ethnic groups, and social classes. There is no simple answer to what causes bipolar disorder....

Bipolar Disorder: The Symptoms

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, is a treatable psychiatric disorder marked by extreme changes in mood, thoughts, behaviors, activity, and sleep. A person with bipolar disorder will experience intense emotional states or “mood episodes,”...