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New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy

09:54 EDT 20 Mar 2017 | Medical Xpress

For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression. But once someone is diagnosed, it can take up to a year to learn whether that person will be among the 30 percent who respond to lithium or the 70 percent who do not.

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