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Because of the risks and challenges for the patient, those
undergoing bariatric surgery should receive mental health care
before the procedure and for an extended period of time after it.
Lithium has been proven to be effective at reducing the risk of
suicide in patients being treated for bipolar disorder, probably
because of its mood-stabilizing properties.
Pregnant and nursing women concerned about consuming too much
mercury from seafood can safely eat fish if they follow certain
guidelines regarding the quantity and kinds of fish they eat.
A study found that a medication called topiramate helped heavy
drinkers reduce their dependence on alcohol.
Researchers examining patients with spinal cord injuries found
that those with the most severe physical impairments also had
better overall states of mental health.
An experimental blood test found that a pattern of proteins was
present in people with Alzheimer's disease and in those with mild
cognitive impairment, considered a precursor condition to
A pair of studies found that increased, prolonged strain in
people's close relationships or jobs correlated with an increased
risk for a cardiac event.