Psychiatry Grand Rounds from the UCLA Semel Institute

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Summaries, interviews, and discussion with leaders in Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Human Behavior, Mental Health, Social Sciences, and Health Care Policy. Ian A Cook, MD, Course Director

Bipolar disorder is centrally characterized by periodic significant variations in mood, ranging for example from the depths of depression to the highs of euphoric mania. The triggering of an episode is thought to reflect a combination of biological factors in the brain of the individual, and environmental factors, such as stresses related to family, friends, work, and school. The arrow points both ways, however, and the impact of bipolar disorder on the family, friends, and colleagues of a person with that illness can be very marked as well. Medications are a core element of treatment for this disorder, but considerable …


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