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What happens in the mind of someone that causes bipolarism?

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In brief: Not cause

Bipolar is not caused by purely mental (psychological) processes but by a kind of inherited brain function.
This is liable to cyclic changes, and is sensitive to seasons and other circadian cycles.The changes in brain state then profoundly influence how the mind functions: e.g., rapidly associative in mania, sluggish in depression. Mood is likewise affected.

In brief: Not cause

Bipolar is not caused by purely mental (psychological) processes but by a kind of inherited brain function.
This is liable to cyclic changes, and is sensitive to seasons and other circadian cycles.The changes in brain state then profoundly influence how the mind functions: e.g., rapidly associative in mania, sluggish in depression. Mood is likewise affected.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Theoretically, neurotransmitters are off balance (serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine), hence mood & abstract thinking change.
Also neuroimaging studies have shown structural brain changes.

In brief: Bipolar

Theoretically, neurotransmitters are off balance (serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine), hence mood & abstract thinking change.
Also neuroimaging studies have shown structural brain changes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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