Friday, June 11, 2010

Bipolar and high blood pressure

There is already an established link between bipolar disorder and heart disease and diabetes and now there is evidence that the condition could also be linked to high blood pressure. Researchers from Michigan State University studied 99 people who had been hospitalized for bipolar disorder. Nearly half of them had high blood pressure and the younger someone was when they were first diagnosed as bipolar the more likely they were to develop high blood pressure. The patients who had high blood pressure also had higher levels of mania.

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