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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‘Taking Strides’ for Recovery from Bipolar Disorder

From The Quarterly, Summer 2011 The Ehrlich family of northern New Jersey and Amelia Versace, M.D., transplant from Verona, Italy to the University of Pittsburgh, share a commitment. Participants in the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Research Partners program, they are mutually determined...

I Thought Maybe This Was Normal: A family’s struggle with bipolar disorder highlights the importance of diagnosis and early intervention

From The Quarterly, Summer 2011 This fall, 18-year-old Owen Whalen will enter the freshman class at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in his home town of Rochester, New York. An outstanding student, he’s been awarded a tuition grant by the school, which he’ll supplement with earnings from...

“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...