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Protein implicated in mental disorders has been discovered

Research findings indicate that a protein activated by stress may be the underlying cause of some mental disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Current medications such as lithium and valproate help block these proteins resulting in an improvement in the condition. Future medication development should aim to completely block this protein.

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About: Protein implicated in mental disorders has been discovered

Date: 28 October 2004

Source: WebMD Medical News

Author: Daniel DeNoon


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