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Suprasensory Changes in Bipolar Disorder Inspire Creativity
What accounts for the legendary creativity of patients with bipolar disorder? Long assumed to be an effect of the manic phase, it may have as much to do with heightened sensory capacities, according to a new report.
In Mania, Bipolar Patients Fail to Assess Their Affective State
Both emotional assessments using mood scales and functional MRI are helping to define the ways in which mood regulation and perception are disturbed in the affective states of bipolar disorder.
Neurobiology's Clues to Bipolar Treatment and Prevention
Genome-wide studies implicate distinctive signaling pathways in bipolar, and functional MRI points to elements of reward-seeking behavior as common to patients with the disorder.
Does Maternal Flu Increase Bipolar Risk in Offspring?
Several recent studies show an association between influenza during pregnancy and risk of bipolar -- particularly bipolar psychosis.
Memantine Study Hints at Immune Effects in Bipolar Disorder
Evidence differs on whether memantine is a useful adjunct to bipolar treatment. But it does suggest interesting immune phenomena underlying the condition.
Cardiomyopathy Associated with Lithium Intoxication in Bipolar Disorder
For bipolar patients on long-term lithium treatment, vigilance for cardiac adverse effects is warranted.
Mutated Melanoma: Cutting Resistance to BRAF Inhibitors
New research suggests ways to optimize the efficacy of BRAF and MEK inhibitors in melanoma.
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