A major issue with Bipolar disorder is that it is hard to predict which medication a patient will respond to. So pdocs go through a series of trials and errors,and patient suffers until the right medication is found. Now, reserchers are working with olfactory (smell) cells that might someday be developed as a "medication responsiveness test" to indicate which medication a patient should be on. In this study, it was found, that the olfactory cells from people with bipolar disorder containes much less calcium than those taken from people with out the disorder. So this physical type of "test" might be used,in the furture,as a detectable difference in nerve calcium content which medication a patient should be on, and how much they need to take.
Can any one add to this new reserch? We need to know all the physical "test and treatments" that will be aviliable in the furture for control of Bipolar Disorder.