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Happiness Not all it's Cracked up to be
All we ever want for ourselves and our children is happiness - right? That's what we say, but chasing after the bluebird of happiness can actually make us feel worse.
Parents Make Kids More Stressed
The moods and behavior of parents affect their kids tremendously. And the children of bipolar parents are particularly sensitive.
Global Look at Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder and symptoms are found throughout the world, but people throughout the world may not have access to mental health treatment.
Schizophrenia Treatment Being Revolutionized
Researchers are opening the door to being able to offer personalized treatment to people suffering from serious mental health disorders.
Mood Crystal Ball
If you're thinking dark thoughts, your mood isn't likely to be very bright. If you're behaving in a way that's not very uplifting, you probably aren't going to feel good. And if you think can't control your moods, well chances are - you can't.
Depressed and Mildly Manic
Most of the time you suffer from the blues. You're more down than up. But on some of your good days, you have lots of energy, get tons of things done and feel really, really good.
Understanding and Living with the Many Shades of Bipolar Disorder
Catherine Zeta-Jones deciding to seek treatment for Bipolar II sheds light on a mental illness that affects millions of Americans. Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic-depressive illness, is a complex spectrum of mental illness that can destroy lives. Literally.
Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis Dilemma
Proper diagnosis of bipolar disorder and depression should include an extensive patient evaluation.  Doctors need access to information regarding details about one's moods, psychotic thoughts, manic periods and family history.
Violence and Bipolar Disease
Previous research argued that patients with bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive disorder, are more likely to be violent. Is this increased violence due to the bipolar disorder alone, or caused by other aspects of the individual's behavior?
Mysterious Bipolar Disorder Gene
Researchers now have found a genetic variation in the gene neurocan (NCAN)  which, when present, makes people susceptible to mental health issues, such as bipolar disorder.