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Doctors typically prescribe several drugs to patients with mental health conditions in order to treat the various symptoms.

For example, a person with bipolar disorder may be prescribed one drug to treat mania and another to treat depression. But there’s limited evidence on how combinations of drugs interact, or how diet and nutrition influence their effects. Our study on the effects of combinations of psychiatric drugs and a common dietary supplement had surprising results – results that show just how poorly understood and under-researched this area is.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by Elizabeth Tunbridge, Department of Psychiatry.

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