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What's the difference between bipolar I and bipolar II?
Bipolar I and II are types of bipolar disorder that involve manic and depressive episodes. A person with bipolar II may experience hypomania, which is less severe than the manic episodes that occur in bipolar I. Learn more about the differences between these conditions here. (Medical News Today)

Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both. (Medical News Today)

Could beef jerky contribute to manic episodes?
Researchers have found that beef jerky and other processed meats may play a role in triggering manic episodes. But why would that happen? (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between bipolar and narcissism?
Bipolar disorders are mood disorders characterized by extreme high and low moods. Sometimes, a person experiencing a manic episode can be mistaken for having narcissistic traits. Learn more about the link between narcissism, narcissistic personality disorder, and bipolar disorders here. (Medical News Today)

Could these 'molecular switches' stop brain cancer?
New research provides further promising evidence that molecular approaches might slow or reverse the progress of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. (Medical News Today)

Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders. (Medical News Today)

What are delusions of grandeur?
A delusion of grandeur is a false belief in one’s importance or greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they are immortal. Grandiose delusions are often caused by mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, but can also result from dementia or brain damage. (Medical News Today)

It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort. (Medical News Today)

Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on
A prospective study examines the link between cannabis use at the age of 17–18 and hypomania — a common symptom of bipolar disorder — in early adulthood. (Medical News Today)

Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know
Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of some drugs, and especially antipsychotic drugs. It causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. Symptoms include grimacing, frowning, or chomping the teeth. Learn which medications cause it and ways to help stop or prevent it, including, possibly, some supplements. (Medical News Today)

Hyperarousal: Symptoms and treatment
Hyperarousal is common in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The person can become particularly sensitive to things that are happening around them. They may be irritable and find it hard to sleep. Find out more about the key signs, treatment for managing symptoms, and how a loved one can help. (Medical News Today)

What is psychomotor agitation?
Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. They may fidget, tap their toes, or move items around for no reason. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder. It can be frustrating for the person, but treatment is available. Relaxation exercises can help. (Medical News Today)

What's to know about bipolar II disorder?
Bipolar disorder can cause severe mood swings and changes in activity levels. However, there are different types of bipolar disorder that can affect a person in different ways. In this article, learn about the symptoms of bipolar II disorder and how it is diagnosed, as well as the differences between bipolar I and II. (Medical News Today)

Bipolar disorder in children: Risk factors and symptoms
Bipolar disorder is usually diagnosed during young adulthood, but symptoms can appear in children. A combination of genetic factors and high stress levels may trigger symptoms. Find out more about how to recognize the disorder in children, how it is diagnosed the complications, treatments, and how to be supportive. (Medical News Today)

What is pressured speech in bipolar disorder?
A person with bipolar disorder can sometimes speak in a rapid and disorganized way, especially during a manic phase. They may speak loudly, with a sense of urgency, or inappropriately. This can affect personal and work relationships. Treatment for the underlying disorder can help reduce or manage pressurized speech. (Medical News Today)

What is erotomania?
Erotomania is a type of delusional belief where a person believes that another person is in love with them, regardless of the evidence otherwise. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best bipolar blogs
Bipolar blogs are written by mental health professionals and individuals who are living with bipolar disorder. We have selected the best bipolar blogs. (Medical News Today)

Afternoon slump explained by brain's 'reward center'
A neuroscientific study suggests that the brain's reward-processing hub, controlled by our body clock, drives us into an energy slump around 2 p.m. (Medical News Today)

Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its prevention. (Medical News Today)

Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging
Research finds deep links between biological aging, bipolar disorder, and brain structure. Telomere length may be a new marker for psychiatric disorders. (Medical News Today)

Bipolar disorder: What you need to know
Learn about the symptoms of bipolar disorder, a condition characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low moods, as well as how it is managed. (Medical News Today)

Researchers develop online support for people with bipolar disorder
An online relapse prevention tool for Bipolar Disorder offers a "cheap accessible option" for people seeking support following treatment, say researchers. (Medical News Today)

Bipolar breakthrough: New study reveals disease-causing mechanism
A new study shows how a forebrain deficiency in the cellular protein phospholipase Cγ1 causes bipolar disorder-like symptoms in mice. (Medical News Today)

Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder (BD), characterized by mood swings between positive manic/hypomanic and negative/depressive states, is a common psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of ~1%. (Medical News Today)

New study shows old drugs far better at treating bipolar
A new Deakin University and Barwon Health study has found an old treatment for bipolar is much more effective than a newer medication. (Medical News Today)

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