N-Acetylcysteine for bipolar disorder.
Comment: Bipolar disorder is a chronic, difficult-to-treat psychiatric condition. The results of the present study indicate that NAC is useful as adjunctive treatment for patients with bipolar disorder. While the mechanism of action is not known, NAC is a precursor to glutathione, the levels of which are low in patients with bipolar disorder.
Berk M, et al. N-Acetyl cysteine for depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder-a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. Biol Psychiatry. 2008;64:468-475.
by Alan R. Gaby, MD
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|Title Annotation:||Literature Review & Commentary|
|Author:||Gaby, Alan R.|
|Article Type:||Clinical report|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2008|
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