Although much progress has been made in understanding bipolar, it is a lifelong condition without a cure.

Research has still not led to a consensus on either the cause or a cure.

However, with good self care bipolar can be managed.

Some research suggests that there is, if not a known genetic link, then certainly an inherited predisposition to developing bipolar.

It is also known that stressful life events may trigger an episode of mania, hypomania or depression.

As our understanding of the function of the brain increases, more insights and more effective medication can be developed. This is why Bipolar UK works in partnership with academia and other research organisations.