Bipolar Disorder | Causes & Risk Factors

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What causes bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. It sometimes runs in families. If you have a parent who has bipolar disorder, you have a greater chance of having it.

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Management of Bipolar Disorder by KS Griswold, M.D., M.P.H. and LF Pessar, M.D. (American Family Physician September 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000915/1343.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/00

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