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Mood Stabilizing drugs for Bipolar disorder

by Medindia Content Team on  February 1, 2006 at 8:18 PM Drug News
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Mood Stabilizing drugs for Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder mostly develops during young adulthood and scientists have found that treating these patients with mood-altering drugs helps them to relieve of their mood fluctuations and lead a normal life which helps them to overcome the Manic depressive illness.

Researcher Hilary Blumberg and colleagues from Yale's Mood Disorder Research Program, Department of Psychiatry as reported in the Journal Biological Psychiatry that symptoms of Bipolar disorder are not diagnosed until teenage and the researchers have found that the symptoms are reduced in patients who were taking Mood stabilizing medications and the researchers feel that these drugs are effective in controlling the symptoms and may offer better treatment in completely curing the symptoms and still a lot of research as to be done on the mechanism of these drugs on controlling the symptoms of this manic depressive illness. MRI scans are helpful in diagnosing the brain action and ventral prefrontal cortex which is responsible for controlling the mood and emotions in a person.

Bipolar disorder or Manic-depressive illness is due to dramatic shifts in mood for high energy to sadness and very sadness with hopeless with periods of normal mood which affects the normal functioning and activity of the body which leads to bad learning capacity and can also lead to severe depression and suicide.


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