As many as three million Americans, an alarming one percent of the U.S. population, get a diagnosis of bipolar disorder each year
. That is a fantastic amount, bordering on unbelievable, 12,000X as many gun murders that will occur.
If being "bipolar" is over-diagnosed then it may well be that something as simple as yogurt will fix it. And that is the claim of a pilot study unveiled today at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology meeting - people who suffer damaging shifts in moods, from mania to depression, may not need expensive, antipsychotics, depressants or even therapy, they may just need a half a cup of Activia.