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Lithium and Anticonvulsant Mood Stabilizers: No Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

For women with bipolar disorder, choosing whether to maintain or discontinue treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy is challenging.  This is a process which requires careful and thoughtful consideration, weighing the risk of adverse outcomes associated with exposure to a particular drug against the risk of recurrent illness in the setting of medication discontinuation.… Read More »

Healthy living lowers risk of dementia by up to a third, even with high genetic risk: study

Dementia isn’t an inevitable part of aging, even for those carrying multiple genetic risk factors for the brain-ravaging disease, a new study suggests. Researchers who followed nearly 200,000 people found those at high genetic risk for dementia, but who didn’t smoke, who exercised regularly, drank alcohol in moderation and ate a Mediterranean-leaning diet lowered their… Read More »