Manic depression is characterised by frantic highs, known as ‘manias’ and periods of depression. Scientists have now made a breakthrough in finding the genetic cause of this.
Two mothers, who both come from families which suffer from bipolar disorder, have written a guide on how to deal with psychiatric illness in your family.
Amanda Saunders and Sarah Owen give accounts of their own experiences, followed by practical advice ranging from how to gain diagnosis to treatment and prevention.
Despite bipolar disorder not being fully understood, it is thought that it is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. The general population has a one in 50 chance of...