Adding Lithium Might Enable Ketamine's Antidepressant Activity in Ketamine-Resistant Patients, Study Suggests
Researchers have published results of experiments in rodents suggesting that lithium, a widely prescribed mood stabilizer, may have value as an adjunct to ketamine therapy in people who suffer from… Read More
Study Finds Changes in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Over 20 Years
A study covering the 20 years between 1997 and 2016 shows that substantial changes have occurred in the way doctors are treating outpatients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Among a number of… Read More
Study Finds Lithium Has Advantages Over Other Mood Stabilizers in Youths with Bipolar Disorder
For years, the drug lithium has been widely regarded as a first-line treatment for adults with bipolar disorder. The scientific evidence of its advantages over other mood-stabilizing medicines has… Read More
Long-term Study Reveals How Bipolar Disorder Emerges in High-Risk Youth
A multi-decade study focusing on children of parents diagnosed with bipolar disorder quantifies the risk—24.5%—that they themselves will develop bipolar illness, and suggests a “progressive sequence… Read More
Lithium Reduces Mania in Bipolar Disorder Opens Research Path to More Effective Treatments
After searching for decades, researchers have discovered important clues about how lithium, a mainstay of treatment for many people with bipolar disorder, alters the function of neurons to prevent… Read More