The researchers found 14 genes, features typical of this disease. Bipolar disorder is characterized by sudden changes in mood, from deep depression to manic state, tells ScienceWorldReport.
In total the study involved 500 people from Colombia and Costa Rica. Scientists were able to highlight the 13 individual mutations, which are characteristic of bipolar disorder. Along with this mental illness doctors diagnosed patients disorders of sleep and wakefulness that talks about the relationship between circadian rhythms with mental disorders.
Apparently, bipolar disorder can be inherited through certain genes. Scientists plan to continue research with the selected direction. They expect that their work will help in understanding the mechanisms of development and transmission of disease.