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Large Study Confirms White Matter Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder
A large international study finds distinct differences in white matter in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, confirming many smaller but less conclusive studies. More »
Studies Track Shifts in Use of Medications for Manic Episodes in Bipolar
Changes in reimbursement patterns appear to affect the use of drugs for mania in bipolar disorder, and recent studies suggest optimal approaches to treatment of acute manic episodes. More »
Progress Toward a Genetic Profile for Bipolar Disorder
New gene candidates for bipolar emerge from new analysis of an Old Order Amish isolate and from genome-wide studies, adding insights into its relationship with schizophrenia. More »
Elevated Glutamine Directly Related to Psychotic Symptoms
More evidence supports the glutamate hyothesis of schizophrenia. Inflammation may be involved. More »
Getting at the Roots of Nonadherence in Bipolar
Simply not taking the medications is one of the major factors in relapse of bipolar disorder. New research probes the reasons for nonadherence, with insights to solutions. More »
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