What Is Bipolar?

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2. Causes of Bipolar Disorder

The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown. However, studies involving family members and twins have suggested the possibility of a genetic component as individuals with first-degree relatives who have bipolar disorder are seven times more likely to develop this condition compared to the rest of the population.

Genetic studies performed have proven that the genetic component of this disorder is complex. Other factors that have been implicated are biochemical, environmental, and psychodynamic factors.


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