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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 bipolar disorder. (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.


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