Body clocks may hold key for treatment of bipolar disorder

Scientists have gained insight into why lithium salts are effective at treating bipolar disorder in what could lead to more targeted therapies with fewer side-effects.

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This is a wonderful article. I’m adding it to the Canvas page on Bipolar Disorder (under News, Studies, And Articles) – with due credit, of course – if you don’t mind. I really have been meaning to work on building that section.

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Breaking the Link of Violence and Mental Illness

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