Lithium- Gold standard for preventing re-hospitalization among bipolar disorder patients

Lithium- Gold standard for preventing re-hospitalization among bipolar disorder patients

April 23rd, 2018 | Rachael

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is responsible for inflicting dramatic shifts in mood and energy that massively affect one’s day-to-day life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), bipolar disorder afflicts about 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6 percent of the American population, aged 18 and above every year. Resulting […]

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Deep phenotyping using SNOMED-CT: A way to right treatment of mental illness

Deep phenotyping using SNOMED-CT: A way to right treatment of mental illness

April 3rd, 2018 | Rachael

The practice of medicine is based on discovering common or unique features among patients to determine the corresponding treatment. Given a patient grouping (phenotype), clinicians can implement a treatment pathway accounting for the underlying cause of disease in that phenotype. The novel approach of precision medicine arose due to the gaps in the conventional treatments […]

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