Risk Factors for Bipolar disorder
List of Risk Factors for Bipolar disorder
The list of risk factors mentioned for Bipolar disorder in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Cyclothymia is a known risk factor for developing bipolar disorder.
However, little is known about what factors determine which people with
cyclothymia will develop bipolar disorder, or about the mechanisms
involved in the change from cyclothymia to the more severe illness.
Findings from this study will help clarify the role of various
psychosocial factors in the course of cyclothymia and in the initial onset
and subsequent course of full-blown bipolar disorder; help explain the
relationship between unipolar major depression and the depressive phases
of bipolar disorder; and suggest new methods for treating and preventing
(Source: excerpt from Bipolar Disorder Research at the National Institute of Mental Health: NIMH)
Risks factors for Bipolar disorder: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for Bipolar disorder:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Bipolar disorder are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Bipolar disorder
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Bipolar disorder.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Bipolar disorder.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.