New Drug for Bipolar Disorder May Offer Fewer Side Effects, Oxford University Study

Published: Jan 09, 2013

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 researchers in a study in mice. A drug that mimics the effect of lithium but without its side-effects would be a great improvement for patients, and has long been sought after.

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