Bipolar Syndrome involves chemical imbalances in the brain, particularly with neurotransmitter levels, which have a large range of effects on emotions, behavior, and brain circulation. These neurotransmitters are responsible for the mood changes that are characteristic of Bipolar Disorder.

The Bipolar Syndrome chemical foundation has to do with two particular neuro-transmitters and their levels. The two main neurotransmitters needed in the brain are called serotonin and norepinephrine.

In Bipolar Syndrome, low levels of serotonin and low levels of norepinephrine may cause the person to have a bipolar depressive episode.

Researching Bipolar Syndrome, I found very little specific information other than that which I just shared above. The reason is that, in reality, Bipolar Syndrome is just another name for Bipolar Disorder. What I did find is that Bipolar Syndrome is used by people who are using a more naturalistic or alternative approach to the disorder.

At www.iop.kel.ac.uk, I did find that The Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, Kings College, London, conducted what they called a 'naturalistic study,' in which they used the term 'Bipolar Syndrome.' In reading the study, however, the only thing I noticed was that they used the term Bipolar Syndrome interchangeably with the term Bipolar Disorder. In every other way, the information was identical to information available on Bipolar Disorder.

Bipolar Syndrome, as a term, was used as an excuse in a court case in November 2005, in Hillsborough County, Florida, when a twenty-five-year-old middle school teacher was found guilty of sexually molesting one of her fourteen-year-old male students. She claimed that she was in treatment for 'mental illness,' which she later specified as Bipolar Syndrome.

Bipolar Syndrome, as the media reported it then, was described as a condition where a person has 'manic depression,' or a personality fission. They described the symptoms of Bipolar Syndrome as happy one minute, and then in the next minute sad, angry, lonely, or confused.

Bipolar Syndrome, according to my research, is just another name for Bipolar Disorder. In everything I read, the information is identical to that which you can find under a search for Bipolar Disorder. The only difference seems to be that people using the term Bipolar Syndrome lean more towards naturalistic and homeopathic treatments and remedies. In all other ways, the two terms are interchangeable, and not separate disorders.