What causes bipolar disorder?

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Registered: 01-25-2013
What causes bipolar disorder?
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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 9:39am

What causes bipolar disorder? Can it be cured?

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Registered: 05-09-2010
Mon, 04-15-2013 - 9:37am

I have a sister with Bipolar Disorder who has a son with Bipolar Disorder. We suspect our grandmother had it too. My sister's doctor says there is a genetic component to it and I do believe that. Mental Illness is definitely throughout our family.

As far as we know, it can't be cured but can be treated and managed. It is a very difficult disorder to treat.

Nancy