It May Be Possible to Predict Bipolar Mood Swings: Study

U.S. News & World Report:

A new study suggests that it’s possible to predict future mood swings in bipolar people by monitoring their thoughts and behavior.

Bipolar people suffer from extreme mood swings that veer between moments of emotional highs and euphoria to deep depression. In the new study, researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Lancaster in the United Kingdom followed 50 bipolar patients for a month, studying how they think and act.

“Individuals who believed extreme things about their moods — for example, that their moods were completely out of their own control or that they had to keep active all the time to prevent becoming a failure — developed more mood problems in a month’s time,” study lead author Warren Mansell, of the University of Manchester’s School of Psychological Sciences, said in a university news release.

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