Research on Bipolar Disorder Treatment using Lithium Salts

Updated: Jun 18

A recent article published in Medical News Today on March 15th, 2012 revealed the results of an investigation of the use of lithium salts as a treatment for patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This investigation revealed discoveries that have never been made before, especially in the link between the lithium salts and their effect on our natural Circadian rhythm (natural clock patterns of our bodies for both daytime and nighttime).

Scientists from the study have noted that bipolar disorder is highly connected to the natural Carcadian rhythms of the body and that the effectiveness of lithium salts on our Circadian rhythm is what causes the suppression of the glycogen synthase kinase enzyme in the body. These results suggest that other drugs can be developed that inhibit the actions of this enzyme while producing fewer or less pronounced side-effects in future bipolar medicine.




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