Psychology & Psychiatry

Bipolar patients' brain cells predict response to lithium

The brain cells of patients with bipolar disorder, characterized by severe swings between depression and elation, are more sensitive to stimuli than other people's brain cells, researchers have discovered.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New drug for bipolar disorder may offer fewer side effects

(Medical Xpress)—A drug for bipolar disorder that works like lithium, the most common and effective treatment for the condition, but without lithium's toxicity and problem side-effects has been identified by Oxford University ...

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cost-effective oxygen concentrators

The new virus is conquering the world. The more people who become infected with Sars-CoV-2, the more cases there will be in which severe illness will occur. In these cases, the virus penetrates the lower respiratory tract, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lithium monitor could improve lives of people suffering from bipolar

It is estimated that bipolar disorder affects one in 100 people and lithium remains the most effective long-term therapy for the condition. It is incredibly important to monitor lithium intake as it has a narrow therapeutic ...

Surgery

Another vaping danger: E-cigarette explodes in teen's face

(HealthDay)—A vape pen exploded in the face of 17-year-old Nevada boy, breaking his jaw and requiring multiple surgeries to repair the damage, according to a case report in the latest New England Journal of Medicine.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Safe to breastfeed while on bipolar meds? Jury's still out

Women taking lithium to treat their bipolar disorder frequently ask if breastfeeding while on the medication will harm their babies. Those fears are largely rooted in sparse studies that have not addressed critical factors, ...

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