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As physicians attempt to identify mental illness, they face a diagnostic system that includes nearly 300 disorders. To improve the system, researchers look into genetics.
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Use our Guess the Disorder Quiz and Ask an Expert articles to help your students learn more about mental disorders and the brain.
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Thomas G. Schulze answers your questions about bipolar disorder and treatments.
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People with bipolar disorder, previously known as manic-depressive illness, usually experience episodes of deep depression and manic highs.
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