Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

$39M Awarded to Bipolar Disorder Research since 1987

Key Figures

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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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...

“The Most Important Thing is Hope:” One Woman’s Story of Recovering from Bipolar Disorder

The vitality that got Irene O’Neill voted “most energetic” by her high school graduating class 40 years ago infuses her life today. Five days a week she works as a recovery specialist in the DuPage County Health Department Division of Mental Health in suburban Chicago. Evenings and weekends she...

A Downward Spiral Leads to Uplift

Dreams and reality were always at odds for Keith O’Neil. With a former NFL player for a father and an early love for the game, he longed to play professional football, even as a child. “I always had a dream about playing in the league,” he says. But severe anxiety clouded that childhood vision. “I...