U.S. medical universities today are in the forefront on bipolar mood disorder research. They are working on establishing the neural and biological mechanisms that cause mood disorders.  At these research stations, intensive care is combined with the new discoveries to help chronic patients with bipolar disorders.


The national statistics for bipolar mood disorder is a whopping 9.5% of the entire population of people on the threshold of adulthood and older in a particular year.  The main mood disorders that are included in these statistics are bipolar disorder as well as depression.   Experts have now established that a mood disorder is not something that can be controlled with a powerful will, because this is a disorder caused by biological transgressions of the brain. 


New research is trying to establish why the slight abnormalities in focal brain regions cause emotional modulations.  The goal of their research is to establish a method to diagnose the bipolar mood disorder physiologically, similar to how diabetes or other diseases are established. 


Studies are being extensively conducted by brain imaging, neuropsychological methods, neurophysiology and the genetics factors that cause this disorder.  First, the researchers are trying to establish the relationships between personality misbehaviors, substance abuse and impulsiveness with bipolar disorders using neurophysiology and neurochemical analysis. Besides working with patients affected with schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, schizoaffective disorders and substance-related disorders, the researchers are able to gain insight about the bipolar mood disorder symptoms and other disorders. Patients who have been suffering from this condition during their adulthood are used for imaging studies looking for changes in the brain caused by mood stabilizing medicines.


Imaging of anatomy and biology for comparative studies of normal children in the age groups of seven and seventeen years who have had no episodes of bipolar mood disorder and those of children diagnosed with this disorder are being conducted extensively.  The effects of mood stabilizers in affected children treated with the drug are also being analyzed.


Research is also being conducted on the chemical secreted by liver called Uridine.  This chemical is used by cells to release energy, so researchers are studying the role it plays and how safe is it in persons with bipolar symptoms. Serum markers are being extensively used pathophysiologically to analyze blood levels of people with bipolar mood disorders. This will help scientists to understand if biochemical or genetic contortions cause the biological conditions responsible for bipolar disorder. Different brain regions are going to be measured anatomically and biochemically to analyze the differences that occur in the human brain when the disorders that manifest are of different types.  The common man needs to commend these dedicated doctors and researchers who are trying to find the physiological way to diagnose bipolar disorders.