New research suggests 'creative' people are 25% more likely to carry #bipolardisorder or #schizophrenia genes — Black Dog Institute (@blackdoginst) July 21, 2015 What did they find? Study results suggest that creative people may have a genetic predisposition towards thinking differently which, when combined with other harmful biological orContinue Reading

Today @NICEcomms publishes updated guidelines on the treatment of bipolar disorder. Find out their recommendations: — RethinkMentalIllness (@Rethink_) September 24, 2014 Professor Richard Morriss, a consultant psychiatrist and chair of the group that developed the guideline, said: “Bipolar disorder is more common than is often thought, with 1.4% ofContinue Reading

Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder, manic-depressive illness, or affective psychosis, is a mental illness characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression.[1][2] The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania depending on the severity. During mania an individual feels or actsContinue Reading