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Why lithium works to treat manic depression

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Lithium has been one of the most effective treatments for manic depression, clinically termed bipolar disorder, for more than 50 years. But scientists have never been entirely sure exactly why it is beneficial.

Now, new work by researchers at Cardiff University in the U.K. suggests a possible mechanism for why lithium works, opening the door for better understanding of the illness and potentially more effective treatments.

Full story at Futurity.

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