Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary

Bipolar disorder evolved as an adaptation to severe climate


Julia A. Sherman a1
a1 6302 Mineral Pt. Road, #303, Madison, WI 53705. shermanja@earthlink.net

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Abstract

Keller & Miller (K&M) assert that mental disorders could not have evolved as adaptations, but they fail to make their case against the theory of the evolutionary origin of bipolar disorder that I have proposed (Sherman 2001). Such an idea may be unorthodox, but it has considerable explanatory power and heuristic value.

(Published Online November 9 2006)