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The definition of posttraumatic stress disorder has evolved to
reflect the idea that what would be considered traumatic to one
person might not be so to another.
Second-generation antipsychotic drugs are sometimes being used to
treat dementia in the elderly, but the potential side effects and
other risks outweight the benefits in many instances.
Some studies question the effectiveness of antidepressants used
in conjunction with mood stabilizing drugs to treat bipolar
disorder, while other studies found that intensive psychotherapy
treatments achieved promising results.
A study of torture survivors found that their degree of
psychological suffering was not significantly influenced by the
type of torture they experienced, whether physical or mental.
Study of the gene that helps regulate humans' circadian rhythms
has found that an irregularity in this gene may be related to the
development of bipolar disorder.