Published in Mental Health Weekly Digest, January 12th, 2004
These findings suggest that amygdala volume deficit is an early feature of bipolar disorder that is present by adolescence and persists into adulthood, said principal investigator Hilary Blumberg, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depressive illness.
The researchers measured the almond-shaped amygdala using magnetic resonance imaging. In addition to the reduced size of the amygdala in adults, they...
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