Dec 16

After Searching 12 Years for Bipolar Disorder’s Cause, Team Concludes It Has Many

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Long-term study in more than 1,100 people yields a new seven-factor framework that could help patients, clinicians and researchers

Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder, and most have probably wondered why. After more than a decade of studying over 1,100 of them in-depth, a University of Michigan team has an answer – or rather, seven answers.

In fact, they say, no one genetic change, or chemical imbalance, or life event, lies at the heart of every case of the mental health condition once known as manic depression.

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