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Lithium Monotherapy Effective in Treating Bipolar Disorder in Children

In terms of efficacy, 3 randomized controlled trials demonstrated that treatment with lithium monotherapy improved overall functioning and symptoms of mania or mixed mania in children and adolescents with bipolar illness.

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Circadian Clock Genes Associated With Alcohol Dependence in Men

Researchers confirmed the existence of a direct link between clock genes and 2 comorbid diseases, as well as the genetic predisposition for alcohol abuse.

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Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke Increases With Psychological Distress

The risk for myocardial infarction and stroke increased with mounting levels of psychological distress.

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Depression or Psychosis Predicts Perinatal Recurrence of Bipolar Disorder

Investigators sought to determine clinical predictors to identify risk for perinatal recurrence in women with bipolar disorder.

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Challenges Associated With Proposed Changes to CMS Fee Structure

A proposed restructuring of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Physician Fees may lead to an increase in required documentation and associated workload.