Bipolar Disorder “Doesn’t Exist” According To 10 Year Study

Bipolar disorder doesn't really exist, according to 10 year study

Bipolar disorder cannot be measured by chemical imbalances in the brain because it is the of result of people who see the grim reality of life, according to a controversial new study. 

The 10-year study published by the International Journal of Epidemiology found that bipolar has many common features that are consistent with people simply ‘reacting’ to life.

According to the study:

The results come from over 1,100 people who have been studied for over ten years. Over 730 had bipolar disorder, the rest did not.

Bipolar disorder involves very severe mood swings; it is a condition of extreme emotional states.

Someone experiencing the disorder will have periods of great energy and exhilaration at times. These could last weeks or often several months.

At other times they will experience very deep depressions.

Professor Melvin McInnis, the study’s first author, said:

“There are many routes to this disease, and many routes through it.

We have found that there are many biological mechanisms which drive the disease, and many interactive external influences on it.

All of these elements combine to affect the disease as patients experience it.”

Some of the key findings were that among those with bipolar disorder:

  • Migraines were 3.5 times more likely.
  • Childhood trauma was more likely.
  • Higher intake of saturated fats.
  • Lower levels of key bacteria in the gut.
  • Poor sleep among women with the condition.
  • Strong neurotic tendencies in their personalities.
  • Cognitive abilities were lower.
  • Two genes were important: CACNA1 and ANK3.

The researchers found that while bipolar disorder tends to run in families, there were no specific genes at its heart.

Professor McInnis said:

“If there was a gene with a strong effect like what we see in breast cancer, for instance, we would have found it.

We hope this new framework will provide a new approach to understand this disorder, and other complex diseases, by developing models that can guide a management strategy for clinicians and patients, and give researchers consistent variables to measure and assess.

Bipolar disorder has a lot to teach humankind about other illnesses, because it covers the breadths of human mood, emotion and behavior like no other condition.

What we can learn in bipolar about all these factors will be directly applicable to monitoring other disorders, and personalizing the approach to managing them.”

So according to this research, BPD is the result of humans reacting to the ups and downs of life – and it just so happens that some humans are more sensitive to reality than others.

Public figures who have famously suffered from Bipolar include:

Elvis Presley
Drew Carey
Florence Nightingale
Marilyn Monroe
Mel Gibson
Carrie Fisher
Jim Carrey
Robin Williams
Robert Downey Jr.
Britney Spears
Madonna
Russell Brand
…and many more HERE and HERE

  • Andy C

    So crappy parenting, bad diets and a consistent flow of excusing behaviour (positive reinforcement of bad behaviour) from media, doctors and psychological health ‘professionals’ and society (especially towards female side, where there is a constant over abundance of ‘women are wonderful’ bias) is, pretty much the extent of it. Worked that out as young man after dealing with a few of them, and learning they wore it as badge of honour and a reason to be even worse, when it suited them. With enough habituation they lose many if not pretty much all emotional control and constraints.

    • scott

      The “medical industry” creates diseases to justify billable hours and drugs. No accountability or oversight to hold anybody liable. Magnesium threonate works wonders. Doctors can’t tell the truth or they will lose their license. HIPPA was created to conceal the evidence. We need a voluntary data collection platform. Then we can expose ALL forms of corruption. I agree with your socially accepted behavior aberration observation. There isn’t any quantifiable way to measure body chemistry and most medications have a mechanism of action unknown statement.
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      • Andy C

        Yup.

  • Igor R

    Al Gore seems to have an earth warming cooling disorder.

  • FunNotNuts

    I am a 67 yr old female bipolar, and take exception to a lot of negative comments here about this disorder. Even worse than schizophrenia there is the highest number of bipolars taking their own lives. Yes my childhood was awful with two alcoholic parents. But I never got positive reinforcement for anything, nevermind bad behaviour. My parents were so strict I grew up thinking it was my fault whenever someone got in an abusive mood. I made some terribly painful choices until I FINALLY got properly diagnosed and over several years finally worked out with a great shrink the right amount and kind of medication to take. After having fought being suicidal ever since childhood finally I could lift my head and be more level headed. I take mood stabilizers too which prevents me from going too manic. These days I have gotten used to becoming an entirely different person ( you should try THAT some time!) and can actually enjoy even the simplest of things. My guess is the women you are so down on have yet to find that balance. And yes women ARE wonderful. After thousands of years of repression they are at last able to say, “I can do it all”…….be nice. Find your place.