Medications

Lithium decreases the risk of developing severe hyponatremia

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have conducted a studty in which lithium treatment was compared between 11,213 individuals hospitalized due to hyponatremia and 44,801 controls. Interestingly, lithium treatment was half ...

Oncology & Cancer

Lithium can reverse radiation damage after brain tumor treatment

Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gene breakthrough on lithium treatment for bipolar disorder

Genes linked to schizophrenia in psychiatric patients suffering from bipolar disorder are the reason why such patients don't respond to the "gold standard" treatment for bipolar - the drug lithium - according to international ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lithium protects against suicide

Suicidal behaviour decreases among individuals with bipolar disorder during periods of lithium medication, according to an extensive register-based study conducted at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The results are published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Underlying molecular mechanism of bipolar disorder revealed

An international collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), with major participation from Yokohama School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and UC San Diego, has ...

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