History of bipolar disorder = elevated risk of dementia: is vitamin D important?

“History of BD [bipolar disorder] is associated with significantly higher risk of dementia in older adults.” So said the systematic review and meta-analysis published by Breno Diniz and colleagues taking in the accumulated peer-reviewed literature on this topic. Including data for some 3000 individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder and nearly 200,000 controls (without bipolar disorder), authors calculated something […]

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Depression, SMILES and Modified Mediterranean diet (advice)

SMILES in the title of this post refers to the SMILES trial – Supporting the Modification of lifestyle In Lowered Emotional States – and results recently published by Felice Jacka and colleagues pertinent to the idea that “dietary improvement” might be something to consider when a diagnosis of major depressive episode (MDE) is received. Having previously […]

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