Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bipolar Nutrients: Glutamate and Psychosis

Speaking of glutamate (see previous two posts), a new study on glutamate/dopamine balances
suggests that in vulnerable persons, changes in the relation of hippocampal glutamate to striatal dopamine systems may increase the risk of upcoming psychosis.
Stone JM, Howes OD, et al, Altered Relationship Between Hippocampal Glutamate Levels and Striatal Dopamine Function in Subjects at Ultra High Risk of Psychosis, Biol Psychiatry,2010 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print]

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