The Chemical Imbalance, Genetics & Biology of Bipolar Disorder: Myths of Psychiatry Most, if not all of what most people think about the relationship between genetics, chemical imbalance theory and bipolar disorder is pure myth. This video explains why. For more details on the chemical imbalance myth, please see the following links: For more on the myth of dopamine imbalances, see Robert Whitaker´s Anatomy of an Epidemic, Chapter 5.