New study shows old drugs far better at treating bipolar

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Adapted Media Release A new Deakin University and Barwon Health study has found an old treatment for bipolar is much more effective than a newer medication.

The study tested the effects of lithium, a mood stabiliser introduced in the 1970s, compared with those of quetiapine, now a more commonly prescribed alternative, on patients who had had a manic episode for the first time.

Lead researcher Professor Michael Berk, Director of Deakin's Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment at Barwon Health, said lithium seemed to be better than quetiapine in protecting the brain after a first episode of illness.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: medicalnewstoday.com

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