Glutamate system is modified by ethanol and contributes both to the euphoric and the dysphoric consequences of intoxication, but there is now growing evidence that the glutamatergic system also plays a central role in the neurobiology and treatment of mood disorders, including major depressive disorders and bipolar disorders.We speculate that, using acamprosate, patients with bipolar depression (BIP-A) can take advantage of the anti-glutamate effect of acamprosate to “survive” in treatment longer than peers suffering from non-bipolar depression (NBIP-A) after detoxification.

Six-month outcome in bipolar spectrum alcoholics treated with acamprosate after detoxification: a retrospective study

MAREMMANI, ANGELO GIOVANNI ICRO;BACCIARDI, SILVIA;ROVAI, LUCA;MASSIMETTI, ENRICO;GAZZARRINI, DENISE;DELL'OSSO, LILIANA;MAREMMANI, ICRO
2014

Abstract

Glutamate system is modified by ethanol and contributes both to the euphoric and the dysphoric consequences of intoxication, but there is now growing evidence that the glutamatergic system also plays a central role in the neurobiology and treatment of mood disorders, including major depressive disorders and bipolar disorders.We speculate that, using acamprosate, patients with bipolar depression (BIP-A) can take advantage of the anti-glutamate effect of acamprosate to “survive” in treatment longer than peers suffering from non-bipolar depression (NBIP-A) after detoxification.
Maremmani, ANGELO GIOVANNI ICRO; Bacciardi, Silvia; Rovai, Luca; Rugani, Fabio; Massimetti, Enrico; Gazzarrini, Denise; Dell'Osso, Liliana; Maremmani, Icro
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