December 15, 2017 | A long-term study in more than 1,100 people yields a new seven-factor framework that could help patients, clinicians and researchers.
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, the team says, no one genetic change, chemical imbalance or life event lies at the heart of every case of the mental health
condition once known as manic depression.