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Etiology is the study of causes. In the general context in medicine, it is the study of the causes of disease. In the context of the Cognitive Sciences it is the study of the causes of mental illness. A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a diagnosis, most often by a psychiatrist, of a behavioral or mental pattern that may cause suffering or a poor ability to function in life.

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What is the neurological basis of bipolar disorder?

Many sources claim that bipolar disorder is associated with problems in the homeostasis of excitatory neurotransmitters. Is this true? What are the leading theories about neurological causes for ...