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Researchers find evidence linking mitochondrial dysfunction to bipolar disorder, and suggest this as an appropriate target for new therapies.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging studies during cognitive tasks point to common factors that link patients with bipolar and depression and distinguish them from unaffected controls.

New MRI studies of white matter show differences between bipolar with psychosis and schizophrenia, and distinguish unipolar from bipolar depression.

A comprehensive program had significant benefit for depression in bipolar patients living in the Netherlands. Another study highlights the poor quality of primary care for bipolar patients in one of the United States.

Media attention to bipolar and Internet-based information lead some people to decide (mistakently) that they have the condition. Correct assessment and affirming reassurance, studies snow, is what patients with mood instability want most.

A prospective study shows that continued cannabis use erodes global functioning in patients with bipolar disorder, mediated by its effects on mood.

Animal and human studies confirm a role for aberrant development of neurons that control dopamine and serotonin in mood fluctuations in bipolar disorder.

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