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Bipolar disorder gene research raises new areas for study

This article appeared in Psychiatric News on June 3, 2013 Melvin McInnis, M.D.: The effects of antipsychotic medication on the brains of patients with bipolar disorder may be as much biological as behavioral. Photo: Aaron Levin, Psychiatric News Melvin McInnis, M.D., developed his interest in bipolar disorder shortly after training at London’s Maudsley Hospital. Bipolar patients

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Do drugs for bipolar disorder “normalize” brain gene function?

Brain tissue study shows gene expression in patients treated with antipsychotics is similar to expression in non-bipolar brains. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Every day, millions of people with bipolar disorder take medicines that help keep them from swinging into manic or depressed moods. But just how these drugs produce their effects is still a mystery.

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Center’s research on stem cells and bipolar disorder supported by new gift

With the help of a recent $1 million commitment, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center will continue its mission to unravel the unknowns about bipolar disorder using stem cell lines developed from skin cells. Induced pluripotent stem cells The donation establishes the Steven M. Schwartzberg Memorial Fund at the Depression Center, and the initial

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