In the report, a group of panelists at the annual World Science Festival in New York on Thursday said that a previous study in 2010 indicated that smarter people were more likely to develop bipolar disorder.

“They found that people who excelled when they were 16 years old were four times as likely to go on to develop bipolar disorder,” said psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, who suffers from the disease herself. The study was conducted on 700,000 Swedish teenagers.

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