Tag: What Causes Bipolar Disorder?

What Causes Bipolar Disorder?

Mental Health
Mental health issues are complex, and severe illnesses like bipolar disorder have long been been critically misunderstood. Though bipolar disorder was identified in writings as early as the first century, and has been included in the DSM since 1980, there is still a lot of information that’s missing about the disorder. Not only is bipolar disorder underdiagnosed and even misdiagnosed, but what causes bipolar disorder is a often contentious topic among mental health professionals. But research into the potential causes is beginning to shed new light on the subject. Scientists at the University of Michigan think they’ve found seven different causes of the illness after a 12-year-long study. The research was conducted by a team at The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, a program that