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Mitochondrial psychiatry is a recently introduced theory which hypothesizes that genetic or acquired factors that interfere with mitochondrial energy metabolism predispose certain individuals to developing bipolar disorder or other severe chronic psychiatric disorders. N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid that is being investigated for its potential role as a mitochondrial modulator that may mitigate symptoms of bipolar disorder. It has been suggested that beneficial effects of widely prescribed mood stabilizers are related to their effects on mitochondrial metabolism.
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