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Bipolar Disorder

(Source: Brain and Behavior Research Foundation)  Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain and behavior disorder characterized by severe shifts in a person's mood and energy, making it difficult for the person to function. More than 5.7 million American adults or 2.6 percent of the population age 18 or older in any given year have bipolar disorder. The condition typically starts in late adolescence or early adulthood, although it can show up in children and in older adults. People often live with the disorder without having it properly diagnosed and treated.

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Bariatric Surgery

Two thirds of Americans are obese. Some people call it an epidemic. While diets and pills fail, gastric bypass surgery has swept the nation as the magic bullet for weight loss. Is this solution as simple as it seems? Second Opinion takes and in-depth look at the pros and cons of this surgery.

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Second Opinion LIVE!

(Source: Autism Speaks) Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

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Art of Diagnosis

Imagine having a condition that cannot be diagnosed for months or years.  How do doctors find the answer to an elusive disease, and what role does the patient play in finding the cause?

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Anxiety Disorder

(Source: NIH / National Institute of Mental Health) Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. For some people, however, anxiety can become excessive.

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