Bipolar Drug May Spur Weight Gain, Thyroid Problems: Review

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Bipolar Drug May Spur Weight Gain, Thyroid Problems: Review
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 10:23am

According to Health Day News:

A new medical review finds that lithium, a common treatment for bipolar disorder, can lead to weight gain and causes high rates of abnormalities in the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

But the researchers found few signs of a link to skin problems or hair loss, and a suspected connection to birth defects hasn't been proven, according to the report published in the Jan. 20 online edition of The Lancet. READ MORE

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