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Is bipolar disorder an inflammatory condition? The relevance of microglial activation.
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PMID:  23196997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Literature published over the past few years indicates that bipolar disorder has an inflammatory component but does not explicitly define bipolar disorder as an inflammatory or a noninflammatory condition.
RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have shown that bipolar disorder involves microglial activation and alterations in peripheral cytokines and have pointed to the efficacy of adjunctive anti-inflammatory therapies in bipolar depression.
SUMMARY: The presence of active microglia and increased proinflammatory cytokines in bipolar disorder suggests an important role of inflammatory components in the pathophysiology of the disease, as well as a possible link between neuroinflammation and peripheral toxicity.
Laura Stertz; Pedro V S Magalhães; Flávio Kapczinski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in psychiatry     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1473-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809880     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
aLaboratory of Molecular Psychiatry, Centro de Pesquisas Experimentais, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, and INCT for Translational Medicine bPrograma de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas: Bioquímica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS cPrograma de Pós-Graduação em Medicina: Psiquiatria, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS, Brazil.
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