Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

$39M Awarded to Bipolar Disorder Research since 1987

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5.7 million

Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year.*

60 million people

Bipolar disorder affects about 60 million people worldwide.*

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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Foundation Research Partners Meet Their Current Investigator!

In August, Harryet and Stuart Ehrlich took a mini-vacation from their home in New Jersey to Baltimore, MD. The highlight of their trip was a stop at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to meet NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Sun-Hong...

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Share My Story As Others Begin their Journey…

This is a true story about what happened to a family when mental illness struck one of its children. My son Todd Christopher O’Connell was born April 18, 1965. It was an Easter Sunday. Everyone said “Todd is going to be special because he was born on Easter Sunday.” And special he was. He was...

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Late-Onset Mental Illness Unravels a Family's Life

A daughter supports mental health research to ensure other families don’t have to live through what hers did. From The Quarterly, Winter 2012 Among Janet Larsen’s family mementos, carefully preserved and passed down by her mother, is a letter addressed to Janet’s father, Victor Lottmann, on the...