Types of Bipolar Disorder

The American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization both define bipolar disorder not as a clearly defined condition, but rather as a spectrum of mood disorders that occur on a continuum of alternating moods. It causes patients to alternate between extremes of mania and depression, but they may also exhibit primarily one or the … Read more

Will Doctors Soon Be Able to Diagnosis Bipolar Disorder with a Simple Blood Test?

Many people believe that diagnoses of psychiatric disorders are entirely subjective, and that there are no true “biomarkers” — biological processes found in a blood test or with medical imaging that prove the indisputable existence of disease. While that isn’t entirely true for all psychiatric conditions, there has been no biomarker identified for bipolar disorder … Read more