Doctors aren’t sure what causes bipolar disorder but they speculate it has to do with chemical imbalances in the brain. Risk factors for bipolar disorder include genetics, heavy drug abuse and emotional trauma. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh discusses bipolar signs, as well as tips in diagnosing bipolar.
This video features Preeti Parikh, MD. Dr. Parikh, a board-certified pediatrician affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, is HealthiNation's chief medical editor.
Reviewed 6/12-6/15, Mera Goodman
Video 1: What is bipolar disorder?
Hypomania – may last a few days, elevated mood; mild-low mood – less severe depression
Video 2: Bipolar Disorder: Causes and Diagnosis
Video 3: Bipolar Disorders: Treatments - Source 9
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