Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Altered potassium levels in neurons may cause mood swings in bipolar disorder

A sweeping new set of findings reveals previously unknown details explaining why some neurons in bipolar patients swing between being overly or under excited. The researchers used experimental and computational techniques to describe how variations in potassium and sodium currents in the brain cells of people with bipolar disorder may help to further explain why some patients respond to lithium and others do not.